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  •  Wow. Just: "Wow". (13+ / 0-)

    This reads like the "corrections" that scroll up at the end of SNL's Fox and Friends skits.

    "All countries south of America are actually not "just different parts of Mexico"

    "Hispanics are not browner the closer they lived to the Equator."

    "Tacos are a traditional food, NOT the formal currency of El Salvadore"

    "Texas never waged, much less won, a global war against the Evil Incan Empire"

    "Refried Beans have nothing to do with recycling."

    "Senor Frogs is not the President of Honduras"

    "Adding the letter "o" to English nouns and verbs is not considered 'speaking Spanish'"

    "Texas was also never attacked by any Aztec Overlord."

    "Yes, California used to be part of Mexico."

    "No, we can't give it back."

    "Mariachi is a type folk music with a long history.  Not "Fajita Muzak""

    "No formal currency of any country, South American or otherwise, has Speedy Gonzales on it"

    "Taco Bell restaurants were founded by an American named Glen Bell.  They do not, nor have they ever, served as embassies for Mexicans"

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:53:01 AM PST

    •  Dude, you really ought to write a diary (5+ / 0-)

      This is excellent.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:01:41 AM PST

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      •  Oh I could keep going (5+ / 0-)

        "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" was an American hit song in the late 1960's, not a an immigration-policy white paper from the Heritage Foundation

        Cinco de Mayo IS May 5th.  It IS NOT when Latinos celebrate Jesus's Birthday.

        Brazilian Waxing was invented in New York City.  It has nothing to do with Brazil, much less as any part of a government mandate.

        The Catholic Church does not issue a special "Spanish Bible"with the Book of Jose.

        Puerto Rico is an island and is NOT part of Mexico.  Or Central America.  Or South America.  At all.

        Correction:  "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" is, as it turns out, both a hit song in the late 1960s AND an immigration-policy white paper from the Heritage Foundation.

        Yes, South American countries refer to Soccer as "Futbol".  No they do not use it to settle disputes or elect their leaders.

        For the record, Charo is Spanish.  Just saying....

        For the further record, "Spanish" means "from Spain" (as in Europe) and not "speaks Mexican"

        "Dirty Sanchez" was not the Nicaraguan equivalent of Clint Eastwood and frankly, something best left undiscussed entirely.

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:31:08 AM PST

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        •  Funny (0+ / 0-)

          But there actually was a football war (La guerra del fútbol) between El Salvadore and Honduras in 1989. A peace was brokered by the OAS and the war lasted 100 hours. The strife was based on land ownership and (surprise) immigration issues. Because it occured during a World Cup qualifier between El Salvadore and Honduras, it was nicknamed the soccer war.

        •  Puerto Rico (0+ / 0-)

          Puerto Rico is part Central America, in geography Central America includes the caribbean islands called greater antilles (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the island of Hispaniola which includes Dominican Republic and Haiti).
          The central american olympic games include the greater and the lesser antilles of the caribbean.

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