Sunday, July 06, 2008

All Hail!

In the US, this weekend is a four-day holiday of fireworks, parades, concerts and patriotic displays, of road races and beauty pageants, of cookouts and banquets and Sunday morning church services. But here in Mexico, President Bush's birthday is barely even acknowledged, let alone celebrated with a long weekend. Still, we feel it's our patriotic duty to spend the day in San Miguel de Allende, communing with our fellow patriotic expatriots. Also, my brother and sister-in-law are here and, having now spent one whole day in Querétaro, they've seen all there is to see here.

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Donna said...

I hope you enjoyed your time in San Miguel de Allende among the local patriots. But you should know, the word is expatriate, NOT expatriot. There is nothing unpatriotic about this group. Just try sitting in on a meeting of Democrats abroad and you'll soon see.

The word expatriate refers to someone who has left his/her own country to live in another. It has nothing to do with patriotism.

Burro Hall said...

Thanks. I also mix up "pun" and "pedant" a lot.

Richard said...

Good one.