Why do some Mexicans, who have lived in the U.S. for their entire life, speak poor English?

I don’t want to come across rascist or mean, I am just really curious about this and can’t ask the person directly because I don’t want to offend her. I live in L.A. and work with with this 25 year old Mexican female who has lived in the U.S. since …

Why do Mexican Americans refer to Mexicans as "Spanish"? Has "Mexican" become a bad word?

Here in California I have noticed that most Mexican Americans refer to other Mexicans as "Spanish". Why? Just speaking Spanish doesn’t make one Spanish. Being from Spain makes one Spanish. I speak English, but I’m not from England so I’m not English. I almost get the feeling that Mexicans here …

Why does being bilingual mean "Spanish-speaking, we don't care if you can't even speak English very well"?

In some businesses I’ve been to in the United States that advertise themselves as having bilingual staff, I’ve noticed that most of the workers are Mexicans who yes, speak Spanish very well, but their English is horrible. I’m not trying to make fun of them for their English, but seriously, …

Isnt it ironic that some people look more "american" and do not speak english while others look mexican and do?

I was just thinking how wrong sometimes we americans are about ourselves, I just went down to Mexico on a business trip and i stayed with a Mexican family in a upper-class neighbourhood, and it was new to me to see that there are actually many white mexicans some of …

Do you agree that Mexico extends into the US because of all the Mexican people here?

President Felipe Calderon, today blasted our deportations and said "Mexico does not end at its borders." And speaking to Mexicans in the US many of them here illegally he told them "Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico." That sounds pretty imperialistic to me. What would happen if we …

Why do people from other south american countries get so offended if you think they are mexican?

I have personally seen this many times. People really get upset if they are from say, Brazil, and are mistaken for a mexican. Is there some sort of elitism amongst south american countries that they feel they are better than mexicans. I have also heard plenty of people from Spain …

Who speaks English better and has a larger English vocabulary: the President of Mexico or George W. Bush?

"W" stumbled on nearly every sentence and was always grasping for words off the teleprompter, but the President of Mexico speaks English nearly flawlessly and does very well off the teleprompter. The content of the Mexican President’s message is a different issue than the one being asked here and so …

What Do You Think Of People Who Say Things Like “I’m Sorry I Don’t Speak Mexican”?

Or "American, Canadian,etc" Personally at first I was surprised people were so ignorant, but now I find it sort of humorous. Today a girl said she didn’t speak Mexican, and I corrected her and told her she meant "Spanish". we went back and forth for about 15 min because she …