posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 10:43 PM
reply to post by Nyorai
And there in lines the point. Political humor is best when it is directed to an informed audience. Those who can understand nuance, satire, and
Oh, by the way, McCain is from Arizona, a border state.
Border states are notorious for people speaking Spanglish by almost everyone.
The Hispanics use the terms mi amigo
and my friend
depending on whether they are speaking Spanish or English. Many Hispanics speak
Spanglish among themselves and it is not uncommon for white non-Spanish speakers to sprinkle their speech with Spanglish also, so that they might go
through the day saying "Good morning" and "Buenos Dias" and referring to folks as both "mi amigo" and "my friend."
It is just as common here in New Mexico and I never went around saying my friend, until I moved here and it became incorporated in to my speech as I
interacted with native Spanish speakers.
In fact, I carry on quite a few conversation with my friends and colleagues in Spanglish because sometimes their English is as bad as my Spanish, but
together we can communicate using both languages.
So, while the term "my friend" sounds strange to the ear of folks in other parts of the country, it's very common here.