No one speaks Spanish -- it's Mexican

There are 20 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 31, 2007, titled No one speaks Spanish -- it's Mexican. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

You need not go to Spain to learn that the Spanish language is classified as a "Mexican language" by the European countries, including Spain. via El Paso Times

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El Paso, TX

#1 Dec 31, 2007
So does that mean no one speaks, English, it's american?

El Paso, TX

#2 Dec 31, 2007
There are many dialects of most languages. I had a hard time at first understanding England english and Spain spanish is different from Mexican spanish. Just listen to flamenco music and get a Mexican to try to translate it.
Rohayhu Wendy.
Yeah right


#3 Dec 31, 2007
Louie why don't you give up?
Yaa Yaa


#4 Jan 1, 2008
It's roots are of Spanish orgin, it was Spain who ruled over Mexico, it is the Spanish language. You don't go to school and learn Mexican, Panamanian, Cuban or whatever, that is just crazy. As for Spain they say it is Spanish but a very poor improper version, much like red neck Yankee American English. The Brits know the American messed up their language with their rubbish speaking abilities. But they do not deny it is English indeed!
Soldier First

El Paso, TX

#5 Jan 1, 2008
In my trips through Spain, I spoke the spanish I learned at home in EL Paso. Of course I had to make some language adjustments, but spanish and mexican were the same.:)
Henry Parra

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jan 1, 2008
Language is always evolving, any language. As we go global we learn new dialects of our neighbors, some not so close, yet that is the beauty of philology. I have been told I speak an archaic Spanish. It works for me and I still do not give up in communicating. I have had teachers say Castillian is the correct, but what about Galician, Catalan and Basque and God knows what else we brought here long ago. Lets just get over it, when in Rome do as the Romans do and so forth, worldwide!

I don't like pachucismos , but I understand some. I don't have to use them, however. Viva la diferencia, y viva culturas, but let's keep talking, or trying. Respect one another, always.
Galician tourist

United States

#7 Jan 1, 2008
I heard and learned to understand Galician much more readily than I do Spanish (Mexican), although Galician is quite different from Castillian Spanish. So how does Madrid communicate with the rest of Spain? In Mexican?

Keller, TX

#8 Jan 1, 2008

Since: Dec 07

EP now Seattle

#9 Jan 1, 2008
According to this article I (from Mexico)would not be able to communicate with my parents who are from Spain.

The only thing that really annoys me is when people say "carpeta" instead of alfombra.
El Chucoan


#10 Jan 1, 2008
For all you alleged professores that are experts in the Latin language, in El Chuco, the language is not Spanish or Mexican, the language is called SPANGLISH.
Yeah right


#11 Jan 1, 2008
What is your claim to fame? Brain damage?


#12 Jan 2, 2008
The border speaks its own language, any dummy can hear that on a daily basis.

The dollar bill speaks all languages.

Madrid, Spain

#13 Jan 3, 2008
It is not Spanish, it is castillian. There is a lot of other languages in Spain.

Since: Dec 07

EP now Seattle

#14 Jan 3, 2008
Hugo wrote:
It is not Spanish, it is castillian. There is a lot of other languages in Spain.
Correct my mother is from Tarragona and she speaks both Catalan and Spansih.

Marbella, Spain

#15 Jan 25, 2008
español, la.

(Del prov. espaignol, y este del lat. mediev. Hispani?lus, de Hispania, España).

1. adj. Natural de España. U. t. c. s.
2. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a este país de Europa.
3. m. Lengua común de España y de muchas naciones de América, hablada también como propia en otras partes del mundo.



Post Data:

1. El castellano es la lengua española oficial del Estado. Todos los españoles tienen el deber de conocerla y el derecho a usarla.
2. Las demás lenguas españolas serán también oficiales en las respectivas Comunidades Autónomas de acuerdo con sus Estatutos.
3. La riqueza de las distintas modalidades lingüísticas de España es un patrimonio cultural que será objeto de especial respeto y protección.



#16 Jan 26, 2008
The only language everyone speaks in El Paso is when it comes to the Almighty Dollar
Mr Giblets


#17 Jan 28, 2008
In Colombia they don't call the language Espanol,
they call it "castellano". I have not yet heard that the Spanish call their own language "Mexican".

But soon you will find "ebonics" classified as a real language. What next ? Chimplish?

El Paso, TX

#18 Jan 28, 2008
Mr Giblets wrote:
In Colombia they don't call the language Espanol,
they call it "castellano". I have not yet heard that the Spanish call their own language "Mexican".
But soon you will find "ebonics" classified as a real language. What next ? Chimplish?
Chimplish?-- Well Bush does seem to speak his own language.
Pancho Smith

United States

#19 Jan 28, 2008
In Mexico they speak spanish, in El Paso we speak spanglish. Just listen to how well our youth speak spanish, thats if they speak spanish at all.

King City, CA

#20 Feb 4, 2008
Poes en Chinola Nos Vale Verga ablamos Como Sea Plebes.......

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