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06/07/17

There are chairs for rent

It is one of the popular sayings or expressions of the Catalan language that has neither a literal translation nor Castilian Spanish equivalent.  It is used when someone behaves in an unprecedented or unconventional way and more correctly to refer to extraordinary situations that can generate expectation. 

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Its origin is in the phrase s’hi llogaran cadires that was once pronounced by the town crier to announce a show.  It was a kind of advertising slogan, because the offering of chairs to the public, even if they were for rent, meant that the show would be worth it.  
 
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