The main reason there are variations in Spanish throughout the Americas is because of the different regions in Spain the original immigrants were from. The Carribean and seaside areas were dominated by the Spanish navy while the army took over the inland areas. The sailors came primarily from Andalusia and the army came from Castile. I had a college friend who was Cuban (he had rowed himself to Florida in the mid-60s). I went with him to Tijuana and he had a fit about how bad the Spanish of the Mexicans there was.
The United States used to have huge regional differences, to the point that during the Civil War soldiers from New England could not understand those from Alabama and vice versa.
Simon Germano -- #fucktrump
I think the word "pendejismo" fits the times perfectly in present times because "pendejos" are on the TV a lot.
Hey, "Brown and Down"; quit bitching about skin color!
El Mexicano is NOT "worthless" at all!
Me gusta mucho las palabras de El Mexicano!
(And I am known as "Warden, the Notorious Mexican Flag Burner!")
This is such a worthless column. Please stop embarrassing our people.
TB doesn't recognize borders... Especially if ya "sneak" across them... No matter what cultural background you possess TB could care less... We need more TB in Pima County.
Come on now....get it all out.
Fuck Trump.. Not My President!
Nobody gives a damn about Mexicans or Mexican heritage, descent, etc. Problem lies with those who enter the US illegally. Be it on foot, overstaying their Visa, etc. From any location. By not immigrating using official channels, these people are open and vulnerable to being prey. Picking lettuce for two bucks an hour, indentured servitude disguised as housekeeping or landscaping, dangerous hazardous conditions that nobody should be exposed to in this country.
Long as this behavior continues, nothing will change. The fear of deportation will always silence fear and concerns about conditions and wages. That is what needs change. Trump won't do it. Just like Mexico won't stop making products for Trump either. Money always wins out
John Wayne kicked your ***! Get over it.
Is Chuck Mangione really a problem?
Illegal immigration: keeping Mexican-American wages low while providing us whites with cheap help since 1970. The system works and we even get dumbass Mexican-Americans to support it!
Hey Chili, vote for Hillary if you want to but she is going to prison. Your friends will still not get amnesty. If you want a preview to her madness check out black unemployment under Obama. How long will you let democrats use you?
Dear Abby with a bandolier?
Is this humor or erotica? Different culture I guess.
Re homelessness: my wild-ass guess is that the strong family-oriented ethic of Mexican and Asian communities, in which extended relatives frequently live very close to each other and can rely more easily on each other, may mean that family members who lose their income or no longer have a place to live can turn to their more fortunate loved ones in times of need, thereby averting the possibility of having to live on the street.
Just a hypothesis. If someone can prove or disprove this theory, I'd be interested to hear it.
Quick aside: "Withlacoochee" is derived from the Mvskoke language which is one of the Seminole languages and Creek language. It has nothing to do with Nahua. Michigan, on the other hand, not my language or culture, but I'm fairly confident thats derived from Anishanaabeg. Maybe the author was just messing around, but it aint cool if people start believing that stuff. White people already try to erase our presence and history in our ancestral lands. We don't need our Xicano brothers and sisters helping them out. Assuming it wasn't just a joke.
Mexicans tend to be there for one another and extremely family orientated. Also, the adults never move out of their parents homes or the entire family lives together. And i have to admit, especially in the southern states, that there is more availability for the Hispanic because there's more of them. I think knowing the Spanish language is a plus in the job market. With the influx of immigrants; they're obviously in demand. That pretty much explains their success because I find them to be incredibly dimwitted and immature into old age.
"Assimilated"? I know brown families who have been here long, long before the whites showed up. Your use of "assimilated" vs. "immigrant" seems disingenuous at best and downright bigoted at worst.
Well, you fall into the lazy trap of blaming homelessness on laziness. Most homeless are in that position due to mental illness, drug addiction (including alcoholism) or both. Of the rest, many are not lazy, they just can't manage to fit into our crazy 9to5 world.
It's all for yucks I know, but I hate that stupid cliche.
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