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Ive never heard anyone call a mexican a "spanish". I have heard people call anyone who speaks spanish a mexican. Its just ignorance I think.


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Ive never heard anyone call a mexican a "spanish". I have heard people call anyone who speaks spanish a mexican. Its just ignorance I think.

It doesn't take any speaking Spanish, actually. My wife is mistaken for a Mexican quite often. By Mexicans, actually. They usually have the look like a train just hit them when she says that she's from Africa. Just thought I toss that in since we're talking about ignorance... :whistle:

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Ive never heard anyone call a mexican a "spanish". I have heard people call anyone who speaks spanish a mexican. Its just ignorance I think.

It doesn't take any speaking Spanish, actually. My wife is mistaken for a Mexican quite often. By Mexicans, actually. They usually have the look like a train just hit them when she says that she's from Africa. Just thought I toss that in since we're talking about ignorance... :whistle:

Interesting.


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If you were lucky and got an approval and reunion with your loved one rather quickly; Please refrain from telling people who waited 6+ months just to get out of a service center to "chill out" or to "stop whining" It's insensitive,and unecessary. Once you walk a mile in their shoes you will understand and be heard.

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Ive never heard anyone call a mexican a "spanish". I have heard people call anyone who speaks spanish a mexican. Its just ignorance I think.
It doesn't take any speaking Spanish, actually. My wife is mistaken for a Mexican quite often. By Mexicans, actually. They usually have the look like a train just hit them when she says that she's from Africa. Just thought I toss that in since we're talking about ignorance... :whistle:
Interesting.

It is indeed. Other than her complexion, I'm really not sure what would lead anyone to believe she's Mexican.

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Ive never heard anyone call a mexican a "spanish". I have heard people call anyone who speaks spanish a mexican. Its just ignorance I think.
It doesn't take any speaking Spanish, actually. My wife is mistaken for a Mexican quite often. By Mexicans, actually. They usually have the look like a train just hit them when she says that she's from Africa. Just thought I toss that in since we're talking about ignorance... :whistle:
Interesting.

It is indeed. Other than her complexion, I'm really not sure what would lead anyone to believe she's Mexican.

Sometimes I guess that's all it takes. She could really blow their minds and learn some spanish to tell them shes from Africa lol

My best friend is Sri Lankan and when she started working in our office.. everyone was "what is she?" lol The guesses were everything from "black" to "pakistani" lol I found it quite amusing.

Your littlegirl is a dollbaby btw


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If you were lucky and got an approval and reunion with your loved one rather quickly; Please refrain from telling people who waited 6+ months just to get out of a service center to "chill out" or to "stop whining" It's insensitive,and unecessary. Once you walk a mile in their shoes you will understand and be heard.

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At Olga's Biometrics appointment the man at the entrance spoke to her in Spanish...that lead her to look at me with a very confused look. I said she doesn't speak spanish.

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At Olga's Biometrics appointment the man at the entrance spoke to her in Spanish...that lead her to look at me with a very confused look. I said she doesn't speak spanish.

Marc

We had the same thing happen. Except it was the other people in line who rattled at Ahmed in rapid-fire Spanish. I had to explain to the other applicant that my husband didnt understand Spanish. He looked at me as though I were lying. What? Someone cant be brown-skinned and speak another language in Texas? :lol:

And in my experience, around here most Spanish-speaking folks are referred to as Hispanic, just cover all bases.

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We had the same thing happen. Except it was the other people in line who rattled at Ahmed in rapid-fire Spanish. I had to explain to the other applicant that my husband didnt understand Spanish. He looked at me as though I were lying. What? Someone cant be brown-skinned and speak another language in Texas? :lol:

And in my experience, around here most Spanish-speaking folks are referred to as Hispanic, just cover all bases.

that's interesting, i had people do the same thing in san antonio to me. they'd talk to me in spanish, i say something back in german. they finally got the hint.


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I am from a Central American country,with dark brown skin. Some Mexicans I meet here, after the shock, ask if I am from Cuba or the Dominican Republic. It is hard to look at a black faced kinky haired woman and learn they are Hispanic. However, my blonde haired, blue eyed coworker is Mexican and she never gets asked that. On the contrary Big Daddy, I had a student a few years ago who traveled here from Germany in an exchange program. He happened to be a 6'5'' black tennis player. He was adopted by a wealthy family as a baby and only knows Germany. The family who received him here were a little unnerved to have a black German in their midst.


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A one time, at least where I grew up, calling someone a Mexican was kind of bad. All the "Mexicans" I grew up with wanted to be called Spanish.


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For fun I go to Spain and call them Mexicans.


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why do ppl here (in the states) call a mexican "a spanish" there like totally different ppl different culture/background they dont even speak the same spanish

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Maybe you're hearing the word "Hispanic" (a generic description of North-Central-South American Spanish speakers) as "Spanish".

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In US, I've been mistaken for: Pakistani***, Bangla***, Hispanic and ABCD (due to my Western-Canadianese accent)

In India (just in one city Bangalore), I've been asked questions in: Tamil (my native language), Kannada (duh, it's the capital of the state for that language), Marathi, Hindi, and Urdu.

***Eh, oft even people from the Sub-continent cannot distinguish between these and Indians.


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2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

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2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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