Mexican English, here we go!Posted by Laine Redpath Cole on November 02, 2010
It’s Mexican English month! OK, but here’s the thing … all I can think of when I think of Mexico and Mexican English and Spanish in Mexico … all I can think of is FOOD! Tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and that seems to be the case for a lot of people because when you google around to do some reading-up on Mexico … well, it seems like everyone else wants to talk about food too – so I end up looking at plates like this (don’t follow the link until you’ve had a bite to eat).
In my own bid to celebrate Mexican English month I am going to commit to eating as much Mexican food as possible. Also Mexicans everywhere will be celebrating the Day of the Dead this month, and I think that it sounds like the kind of celebration I would like to be involved in: remembering and celebrating the lives of friends and family members who have died. I want to do some of that.
This post has not been about English, or even language, but the rest of the month’s posts will, I promise. So bring them on!
There are some lovely Day of the Dead photos in this Guardian article to lay your eyes on. The photo we have used here was taken by ‘someone in the office who will not be named’ who was in Mexico this time last year – I’ve put more of them up on our ‘What’s your English?‘ Facebook page.
And remember if you have something (on language, please, ignore me!) to say about Mexican English or Tex-Mex or Spanglish (Mexico style), then we’d love to hear from you.
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I’m also very excited to see that Mexican English month is under way! I was even more excited to read about Mexican food being part of UNESCO’s world heritage. I’m going to think about that everytime I’m stirring some delicious “mole”, or the next time my mom and I decided to make a batch of “tamales”. A whole blog post on how Mexican food has influenced English would be pretty interesting. We want the whole enchilada! Greetings from Texcoco, Mexico!