This is something that I’ve been wondering for quite sometime. At work, there is a woman who works dish when I come in. She leaves everyday at six. We say hi and bye to each other everyday and we obviously are familiar with each other’s presence within the business. This woman speaks absolutely no English whatsoever, besides the basics: greetings, simple phrases, etc. She can’t communicate with anyone at work because she can’t understand what people are saying. I’ve asked a few people what ethnicity she is, but no one seems to know. One of my student supervisors said that she tried talking to her in Spanish, but apparently the woman got upset with her because she’s not from Spain. I believe my student supervisor said something about her being Italian, from Italy. Is that a normal confusion for people to get Spanish people mixed up with Italians? As you said today in class, the boy who worked with Secondo and Primo in Big Night was Spanish rather than Italian, like the two other men. I guess I’m just curious. A few months ago, I typed a message in Google Translate and I was going to give it to her asking if she would mind doing a brief interview on videotape for my Italian class (obviously Italian food course) and I was going to put it on my blog. But I chickened out. It was going to be an interview about the differences in culture and acceptance in America compared to Italy.