Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's the Word Wednesday: Why Is Mexico South of the Border?

~I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico... not so much the music, but the spirit.~
~Herb Alpert, musician~

We here at The Scholastic Scribe agree with Mr. Alpert, wholeheartedly. Mexico is a lovely land; a country of character & characters. The Spirit of Siesta & the Marvelous MaƱana Ethic tinge everything with a Glorious Glow. Yes, Mexico feels like a foreign country, an exotic land, and this Mayan Paradise pleads to be enjoyed at a slower, much more leisurely pace than we are accustomed to in Los Estados Unidos.

Our Neighbor to the South, however, does share more than one thing in common with this country and Canada, as well. All 3 are part of the Continent known as North America. But you knew that already, right?

Consider Your Humble Scribe's surprise, then, to read this line in her local periodico~that would be "newspaper" to You Yanquis. It appeared on Thanksgiving Day:

~Turkeys are native to Mexico & North America.~

Hmmmmmm...Perhaps we should speak to the Social Studies Department at Our Humble High School to see about revising our statewide standardized tests?

BTW: The Snap Above was shot by Ella Numera Dos on an excursion to the Mayan ruins at Tulum. Country? Mexico. Continent? North America. But too many turistas for us that day!


Lynda said...

Mexico. Don't get me started.

Tara R. said...

Considered me schooled...

Gilahi said...

Love Mexico. Loved Tulum. Now post something about the number of people in this country that don't understand that New Mexico is a state and not a foreign country.

KMcJoseph said...

I hate to argue with you, but the last time I checked, Mexico was clearly in Australia.

Veggie Mom said...

Feliz Navidad! Oh, my bad. Jose Feliciano is from Puerto Rico, isn't he? Hmmmmmmm...and that's the 51st State, right after Alaska, right? No, Alaska a state?


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