History Main / Spexico

23rd May '17 1:03:28 PM Naram-Sin
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* ''{{Videogame/Duolingo}}'''s Spanish course is identified by a Spanish flag and Mexico's Temple of Kukulcan. In every other course, the flag and the landmark belong to the same country, even when this country is not the birthplace of the language (e.g. the English course shows America's flag and the Statue of Liberty, and the Portuguese course shows Brazil's flag and Rio's Christ the Redeemer).

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* ''{{Videogame/Duolingo}}'''s Spanish course is identified by a Spanish flag and Mexico's Temple of Kukulcan. In every other course, the flag and the landmark belong to the same country, even when this country is not the birthplace of the language (e.g. the English course shows America's flag and the Statue of Liberty, and the Portuguese course shows Brazil's flag and Rio's Christ the Redeemer). The de-facto dialect used is the creator's birth Guatemalan Spanish, but the course accepts answers in others.
17th May '17 7:32:07 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans Pamplona street scenes]] in the episode "[[TorosYFlamenco El Toro Bravo]]" of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' were filmed in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/oldmexico.shtml Old Mexico]]" set at {{Universal}} Studios, a place better suited for a Pancho Villa or {{Franchise/Zorro}} flick with dwarf palms, cacti, sand-covered streets and buildings clearly intended for a climate both warmer and drier,[[note]]Mostly [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_the_California_missions Mission style]], but with more than one flat [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Puebloan-like]] rooftop[[/note]] which is only made more obvious by the abundant stock footage of the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamplona Pamplona]]. Why they didn't film in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/wp/studios/universal-studios-hollywood/backlot/current-backlot-sets/little-europe/ Little Europe]]" set used by ''Series/TheUnit'' and ''Series/CarolineInTheCity'' (this one with its own Running of the Bulls, even) is anyone's guess. Another puzzling element is that the actors playing Spaniards (none of them born in Spain) were apparently coached to make a Spaniard accent when speaking English, but not when speaking Spanish. Most tried on their own ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping with variable success]]) but the one playing the BiggerBad didn't.

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* The [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans Pamplona street scenes]] in the episode "[[TorosYFlamenco El Toro Bravo]]" of ''CriminalMindsBeyondBorders'' were filmed in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/oldmexico.shtml Old Mexico]]" set at {{Universal}} Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, a place better suited for a Pancho Villa or {{Franchise/Zorro}} flick with dwarf palms, cacti, sand-covered streets and buildings clearly intended for a climate both warmer and drier,[[note]]Mostly [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_the_California_missions Mission style]], but with more than one flat [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Puebloan-like]] rooftop[[/note]] which is only made more obvious by the abundant stock footage of the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamplona Pamplona]]. Why they didn't film in the "[[http://www.thestudiotour.com/wp/studios/universal-studios-hollywood/backlot/current-backlot-sets/little-europe/ Little Europe]]" set used by ''Series/TheUnit'' and ''Series/CarolineInTheCity'' (this one with its own Running of the Bulls, even) is anyone's guess. Another puzzling element is that the actors playing Spaniards (none of them born in Spain) were apparently coached to make a Spaniard accent when speaking English, but not when speaking Spanish. Most tried on their own ([[OohMeAccentsSlipping with variable success]]) but the one playing the BiggerBad didn't.
24th Apr '17 12:12:06 PM Sukeban
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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi-BByr55g Basque Country]].

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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_-m_e39TM this]] is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNi-BByr55g Basque Country]].
24th Apr '17 12:08:35 PM Sukeban
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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjbbfK87JWc Basque Country]].

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* Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in [[TelevisionGeography the Rockies]], dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of ''Film/TheGodfather'' and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to ''Series/MacGyver'', this is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjbbfK87JWc com/watch?v=CNi-BByr55g Basque Country]].
3rd Apr '17 3:07:31 PM ZeroZmm
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**Dafne Keen is Spanish-British and in Logan this is very clear as she has a Spanish accent. This was changed in the Mexican dub, where she has a Mexican accent, and even uses lingo. In the same vein, Elizabeth Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican decent and plays a Mexican character, taken to the next level by the fact that she was born in Manhattan and clearly doesn't know how to speak Spanish.
10th Mar '17 9:36:08 PM Fireblood
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Fiction writers seem to not just confuse UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, but to fuse them into a strange amalgam of the most general stereotypes of both, much as {{Scotireland}} fuses Scotland and Ireland. Maybe it's because they share [[UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage a language]] and [[ChristianityIsCatholic religion]], the fact that Mexico used to be a Spanish colony, they both have exotic foods and customs compared to an Anglo-Saxon culture[[note]]And compared to each other, as well.[[/note]], or simply that the author didn't check the facts ''and'' hasn't travelled much, either.

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Fiction writers seem to not just confuse UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, but to fuse them into a strange amalgam of the most general stereotypes of both, much as {{Scotireland}} fuses Scotland and Ireland. Maybe it's because they share [[UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage a language]] and their majority [[ChristianityIsCatholic religion]], the fact that Mexico used to be a Spanish colony, they both have exotic foods and customs compared to an Anglo-Saxon culture[[note]]And compared to each other, as well.[[/note]], or simply that the author didn't check the facts ''and'' hasn't travelled much, either.
8th Jan '17 6:27:03 PM Naram-Sin
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* ''Series/EmptyNest'': Harry travels to Pamplona to [[ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans run with the bulls]] and drink tequila. Tequila is a Mexican drink distilled from the American agave plant.
2nd Dec '16 3:32:34 PM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope. The castles, princesses and the like come from Spain, although most of the characters are brown (like in Latin America). Mariachis are frequently seen, but music is mostly tropical, even more similar to Dominican Republic's merengue and salsa than Mexico's ranchera. When characters speak [[Gratuitous Spanish]], they do it with the neutral Mexican accent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope. The castles, princesses and the like come from Spain, although most of the characters are brown (like in Latin America). Mariachis are frequently seen, but music is mostly tropical, even more similar to Dominican Republic's merengue and salsa than Mexico's ranchera. When characters speak [[Gratuitous [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]], they do it with the neutral Mexican accent.
2nd Dec '16 3:31:58 PM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope. The castles, princesses and the like come from Spain, although most of the characters are brown (like in Latin America). Mariachis are frequently seen, but music is mostly tropical, even more similar to Dominican Republic's merengue and salsa than Mexico's ranchera. When characters speak [[Gratuitous Spanish]], they do it with the neutral Mexican accent.
2nd Dec '16 3:07:40 PM mrincodi
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* ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' runs on this trope.
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