Bob Juch 
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Re: “Ask a Mexican!

The main reason there are variations in Spanish throughout the Americas is because of the different regions in Spain the original immigrants were from. The Carribean and seaside areas were dominated by the Spanish navy while the army took over the inland areas. The sailors came primarily from Andalusia and the army came from Castile. I had a college friend who was Cuban (he had rowed himself to Florida in the mid-60s). I went with him to Tijuana and he had a fit about how bad the Spanish of the Mexicans there was.

The United States used to have huge regional differences, to the point that during the Civil War soldiers from New England could not understand those from Alabama and vice versa.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 01/12/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

Just ran across this book in a Tucson Weekly article. I think you'll enjoy it. http://www.amazon.com/Open-Veins-Latin-Ame…

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Posted by Bob Juch on 12/31/2015 at 7:25 AM

Re: “This Arizona Congressman Wants to Make Sure Undocumented Students Don't Get College In-State Tuition

The DREAMers are legal residents so this bill wouldn't affect them.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 09/25/2015 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

This hombre's parents would complain about the price of a blanket if it was just $16. This way of thinking isn't exclusive to Mexicans.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 09/10/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

When I lived in Venezuela my wife and I went to a theater and watched Return of the Living Dead. We got looks from the rather small number of other patrons because we were laughing hysterically at the dubbed dialogue which was horribly translated. Just about the only thing they got right was, "Sesos!"

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Posted by Bob Juch on 05/28/2015 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

When first letter writer refers to "the struggles of people trying to make a life here, under adverse conditions, having fled other adverse conditions, and the systematic historical exceptionalism mythology, jingoism, xenophobia and racism " is she talking about the Germans, Irish, Italians, Jews, or Hispanics?

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Posted by Bob Juch on 05/07/2015 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Will Forte's 'Last Man On Earth' is Set in Tucson

Yes, I'm proud it's set here. Phil has his choice of anyplace in the country (if not world) to live and he chose here. With my new job I could too and Tucson was #1 on my list.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 03/03/2015 at 7:25 AM

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