Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, April 9, 2012-- intransigent
Posted on 04/09/2012 5:37:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
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You are not confused. The subject of legality never came up. This man was well spoken and gentlemanly and very good at his job. But he was illiterate — at least in English. I was just repeating what the Gen. Contractor told me. I was shocked! I did notice a resentment in Houston about the Mexicans, something I’d never experienced in CA. Of course that was CA then (1970 era). It’s probably much different now. The resentment I noticed spilled over in many subtle ways, one of which was the deliberate mis-pronunciation of Spanish words that everyone should know. At least that is how I saw it.
Damn, you figured us out. We have a very exclusive club in Texas where we purposely mispronounce words just to keep 200 year old rivalries going. I give up - I will ask the cities to drop the act and start pronouncing everything the way the tolerant and loving Californians do. Not sure how long it will take the cowhands to start saying Ro-day-o though.
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