Considering Gemma is a Spanish name, I’m guessing at least part of this is a joke. Maybe she calls it Mexicanish because she feels that Mexicans butchered her native language too much for it to still be called Spanish?
That still doesn’t excuse the South America part, though. Or much else…
OK, so 2 and 13 apparently does.
8 is hypothetical and should not be taken seriously
10 I am assuming is referring to the “no child left behind policy”(U.S.A.) but is just a joke
34 is the same basic idea as 8
I realize I should have read more comments before posting #47, but truthfully I was just being lazy and didn’t feel like reading.
but there was no need to get hostile, or get defensive by posting more proof than there actually was. I was just asking a question. damn
I was going to say this was why the rest of the world laughs at us, but after reading the comments the USA can hold her head a little higher. Since I live in America would I have to speak Americaish? Would I have to go back to school to learn this since I can only speak English? Now as for writing, I totaly have Americanish nailed, my grammar stinks and thats not my mother’s mother that smells.
To be fair to Gemma, I think she was playing it for laughs with the whole scotchness / mexicanish thing. I’m not altogether surprised or upset by her inability to describe Mexico’s location correctly either – it might seem shocking to the Americans here, but then I’d love to see some of you pointing out Poland, Wales or Hungary on a map of the world.
I think the real lame here is that Neil thinks life is good while listening to The Proclaimers. Anywhere. Ever.
I’d be horrified If I’d flown 5500 miles away from here and still ended up listening to “they raj c*nts.”*
I must say that after visiting the States (mostly the South) my views about Americans are intensified. I did not meet anyone that knows something about geography or politics or whatever outside the States. It’s like their world ends at the border … i met one guy who knew something bout Europe and Asia and he was Canadian go figure.
Sorry to be generalising because there are probably a lot amongst you who do realise that America does not equal world
Other then that i m guessing Gemma was joking, or at least attempting to be funny
no way , did you read my post ? Am i saying she’s american ? Angry much ?
I was responding to the yanks here that openly critise people for not knowing geography whereas i only met americans that could hardly name their own neigbouring states …
And obviously you didn’t pick up on my last paragraphes at all , so maybe you are reinforcing the stereotype about americans , shallow and hotheaded. You do not seem to process information before you jump to conclusions
And again , i m not saying all americans are like that , just about 95 % of the ones i met.
Finding it difficult to understand how life could ever be good even if one of the following occurred (i) being in a Mexican bar (ii) drinking a Margarita or (iii) listening to the Proclaimers. The thought of all three together fills me with horror.
Now, if he was in a Brazilian bar, drinking a Caipirinha and listening to The Clash then Neil really would have something to celebrate.
Even though I agree with most of what Father Sha has said. I’m American, but our schools really ought to require more geography classes… And if they stopped focusing on the few hundred years of U.S. history that they bother to teach and worried about the thousands of years of history in the rest of the world instead it would be nice too.
the Purple Apple , i agree and i m sorry if i offended you because i know that there are a lot of Americans that do know their world and have an open spirit.
I must admit that i can not name all of the US States so that means i m lacking a bit of crucial geographical knowledge as well.
I loved the national parks and calm safe roads in the States , i did not love the food culture and especially in the South the people weren’t very welcoming. But i was maybe unlucky in my choice of diners and human encounters
I think Thesaurapist 13F and Mercure are missing the sarcastic nature of Neils original status, “Life is good”. And also the irony of being in a Mexican bar yet listening to Scottish music. Also the “mexicanish” and “scotchness” comments were a joke. The point is the geographical and linguistic mistake made by Gemma. And yes, sweat is rhyming slang for Scots people, (sweaty sock – jock), although both Neil and Gemma are Scottish.
No, “Gemma” is not Spanish, here it’s “Gema” with a single ‘m’.
And, as you say, no, there is no such thing as Mexicanish (or even Mexican). In all America what is spoken is Spanish, witch is sightly different from what is spoken in Spain, the Castilian. But it’s pretty much the same language.