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Post 16 made on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 02:37
Ernie Gilman
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On May 6, 2016 at 16:34, tweeterguy said...
That's very likely but what shocked/annoyed me is that someone who speaks Spanish natively does not know that cinco = five and mayo = May...I'm the whitest guy around who speaks no foreign languages; even I understand when Cinco de Mayo is !

Yes, but you have been badgered by the Mexicans who are not intent on coming here and becoming Americans but have instead come to the United States to benefit from the ways things are done here, while wanting to maintain their Mexican culture... which is the reason things are crappy in Mexico. You have been badgered to pay attention to their holidays.

The Latina woman, on the other hand, is blood (in the term of some gangs) so she has an automatic "in" and doesn't need to know all this stuff. No, not even the words. She's like the New Yorker who has never been to the Statue of Liberty.

Besides, there are twelve days of Christmas. The first day of Christmas is on the first of what month? It's not. What something is named does not always correspond to its reality. First day of winter, for instance; the Trial Of The Century in the 1900s was about the Lindberg Baby, or Gloria Vanderbilt's custody, or PJ Simpson, depending.
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Post 17 made on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 15:15
Anthony
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On May 6, 2016 at 16:34, tweeterguy said...
That's very likely but what shocked/annoyed me is that someone who speaks Spanish natively does not know that cinco = five and mayo = May...I'm the whitest guy around who speaks no foreign languages; even I understand when Cinco de Mayo is !

agree it does sound dumb but sometimes it can be a matter of interpretation.

Her: When is Cinco de Mayo? (she was 100% serious)

might mean "what date" does it fall on, but it also might mean "what day of the week" does it fall on (i.e. mon, tue...). Since that could play a big role in the different plans, especially if it is not a statutory holiday.
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Post 18 made on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 15:27
Mac Burks (39)
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On May 6, 2016 at 16:34, tweeterguy said...
That's very likely but what shocked/annoyed me is that someone who speaks Spanish natively does not know that cinco = five and mayo = May...I'm the whitest guy around who speaks no foreign languages; even I understand when Cinco de Mayo is !

Saying "may 5th" to someone who doesnt know what the historical significance means is like saying "friday the 13" to someone who doesnt watch horror movies.

The only reason you know what it is is because tequila and tacos.
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Post 19 made on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 15:29
Mac Burks (39)
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On May 8, 2016 at 02:37, Ernie Gilman said...
Yes, but you have been badgered by the Mexicans who are not intent on coming here and becoming Americans but have instead come to the United States to benefit from the ways things are done here, while wanting to maintain their Mexican culture... which is the reason things are crappy in Mexico. You have been badgered to pay attention to their holidays.

Badgered? Lol like when the irish go around forcing their day of drunkeness on the population? Go ask ten random people what they are celebrating on St.Patricks day. Hopefully some at least say "St.Patrick?"


The Latina woman, on the other hand, is blood (in the term of some gangs) so she has an automatic "in" and doesn't need to know all this stuff. No, not even the words. She's like the New Yorker who has never been to the Statue of Liberty.

Besides, there are twelve days of Christmas. The first day of Christmas is on the first of what month? It's not. What something is named does not always correspond to its reality. First day of winter, for instance; the Trial Of The Century in the 1900s was about the Lindberg Baby, or Gloria Vanderbilt's custody, or PJ Simpson, depending.
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Post 20 made on Monday May 9, 2016 at 01:14
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