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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Monday, October 12, 2020, 22:30 (16 days ago) @ Ironwood
edited by Padrino, Monday, October 12, 2020, 22:39

Sorry, Susan G - you misunderstood. Nothing against Americans. I guess it's an inside joke, poking fun at our Board host, who insists that everyone living between Baffin Island and Tierra del Fuego is an "American".

Yes, many United Staters are baffled by this distinction. Personally, I never use the term American when I am in Mexico, usually referring to myself as a "gringo" or "estadounidense" depending upon the present company. However, the Mexicans and many others in many other countries do refer to us as Americans. Sometimes in Mexico, you hear "norte americano" which sorta' doesn't make sense since both Mexico and Canada are also in North America. In fact, unless I am mistaken, what we in the U.S. call the Mexican-American War is referred to as the North American Invasion in Mexico. (Let me check on that before I make myself look more like the fool that I am ... okay, I got some more precise names from Wikipedia and other seemingly reputable websites.) Sorry 'bout that. It is often referred to as the "Intervención Estadounidense en México." Another textbook references the Mexican name as the North American Invasion.

In fact, I love the beginning of this one University of Michigan website: When asked about the Mexican American War; most Americans would probably give a lost and questioning reaction. However for Mexicans, they would probably remember this war passionately; “It is a scar for them.”

This is the reason for one of my favorite statements about the United States / Mexico relationship, especially here close to the border with Tijuana. "We Americans don't think much about Mexico and south of the border. The Mexicans can't stop thinking about the United States and north of the border."

I just want to say that I am so grateful for this website. I adore Zihuatanejo and long for a time when I can return, hopefully sooner than later. Nightly I come by to get my, "Zihua Hit!" Many thanks, Rob and company. Due to the current state of affairs in the United States, I have withdrawn from most all Internet forums and news website because of the acrimony and chaos. Sadly, there is even some on this website but thankfully not enough to keep me away. My love of Zihuatanejo keeps me coming back for more!


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