In Reply to: Spanish practices posted by Beatrice on October 01, 2009 at 12:14:
: Does anyone know the origin of the expression Spanish practices?
See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_practices. I certainly remember as a child my father explaining ructions between the British newspaper owners and their employees and describing to me the "old Spanish customs" that the print workers were attempting to defend, such as filling in work sheets in the name "M. Mouse" or "D. Duck". (VSD)