No family dinner is safe.
- Jul 30, 2008
I also didn't mention that the conversation originally started when they were talking about celebrating Cinco de Mayo with their Spaniard friends. As far as I am aware, Spain has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo, so their error was doubly... well... erroneous.Realitycrash said:PotluckBrigand said:Well that's the terrible thing about arguing with nine people... they assume that because there are more of them, they must be correct, and I didn't have enough fists to punch them all.shrekfan246 said:And what was the consensus afterward?PotluckBrigand said:I had an argument with NINE people way back in High School about whether Spaniards came from Spain or Mexico.
The funny part is that unless you believe in abstract, eternal object facts that are seperate from humanity and its existence (i.e they exist even if we don't, and we can't affect them in any way), if there had been enough of them, they would have been right (Spaniards would have come from Mexico, not Spain). Their problem is that they were short a billion or so people on their side of the consensus.
A word is, afterall, only what enough people chose to use it mean by it..
"No, no... it can mean either. It just means someone who speaks Spanish," they said to me.