Orense is in the southwest of Galicia. Orense is bigger than my house but is smaller than A Coruña. In Orense there is a bridge on Miño's river longer than other bridges in Galicia. In this city the climate is cold and snowy in winter and hot in summer. The city is served by the Orense railwaiy station. ‘Ballete’ was the name of an argot employed by the traditional knife-sharpeners and umbrella holders from Orense. It was based on the Galician languages as spoken in Ourense, but its users substituted everyday words with invented ones of no linguistic connection, making it impossible for other people to understand it.