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Why it is called Mericans? by Sandra Cisneros From: Woman Hollering Creek.

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The word "Mericans" is a shortened, slang version of "Americans," which Junior utilizes to nonchalantly inform a pair of English-speaking tourists in Mexico that he and his siblings speak English and are from America. The female tourist, a novice Spanish speaker with whom he has been conversing, appears surprised that he didn't previously reveal his command of English. We can be confident in her unskilled command of the Spanish language due to a small grammatical error (she asks to take "un foto" instead of the correct "una foto") and because it's said that she speaks "in a Spanish way too big for her mouth."

Although Michelle and her siblings have ties to both Mexican and American cultures, their identities are most closely tied to the melting pot of the United States. We can be confident of this strong American influence since they refer to each other by English names and use American slang and pop culture references, and because Michelle reveals that she must pay pointed attention in...

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