March 26th, 2007

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Cultural Differences



In the Spanish II class last hour, the students have hit the book section on Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. When asked to contrast what they were learning with life as they knew it, one girl decided during December, people there would enjoy walking/swimming/sunbathing on the beach, looking at the Atlantic Ocean (good- the seasons are reversed, so she's got that right), but then she fatally continued, "eating Mexican food".

"Ah, foreign cuisine," I suggested.

"No, just the usual."