I can say one of the FEW nice things about living in Montana (apart from cheap rent and some good paying jobs) is that a majority of the people here speak “standard English”!!!! Gads, you can’t believe how infuriated I would get while living in Colorado and California when some Mexican would come up to me and start asking questions IN SPANISH! Not only that, I had one couple come up to me and asked me if I spoke Spanish………IN SPANISH!
GAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I am never planning on moving to, or even visiting Mexico, so why in hell would I need – or even WANT to learn it? Gimme some Japanese, French, or German to learn anyday over learning Spanish, although it was the only foreign language option in my high school, so it took me til college to pick up my 2nd language (Japanese). Why? It’s beautiful to me, and I do plan on visiting there someday.
If you want to speak Spanish, fine………just don’t bug ME with it.