Being a Spanish major can be more dramatic than a telenovela. There are so many cultural rollercoasters from the time you learn the subjunctive all the way to reading philosophical essays by José Ortega y Gasset. We've re-learned the same darn verb 12 times, (almost) perfected our uses of por y para and we've gotten cranky without our siestas. Here are seven more ways you really know you're a Spanish major.
1. You go to your next class thinking in Spanish
Obviously this isn't an issue if your next class is a Spanish class, but this isn't always the case. The amount of times I've almost said "hola" to my Brand Management professor is actually pathetic.
2. You're up to date on Spanish music
Yes, we all know and love Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" but have you heard "Clandestino?" Can you say ~pegajosa~?
3. You always debate on which Spanish accent to use
Should I be Argentinian and use j's as ll's? Should I be a Southern Spaniard and use th for c? Or perhaps I could use an h instead of an s after consonants like I'm from Peru. The options are endless.
4. You know more about guerras civiles than America's Civil War.
There have been oh so many in practically every Spanish speaking country, and it almost always goes the same way: a dictator takes over and half of the country is OK with it and the other half is definitely not.
5. You crave Latin American and Spanish food. A lot.
Paella on Monday, tacos on Tuesday, Cuban sandwich on Wednesday, arepas on Thursday...
6. You eavesdrop on Spanish conversations
Whether you're in the grocery store, among a crowd of people, in the airport - wherever - if you hear people speaking in Spanish, you listen and tell your friends what they're saying (whether they want to know or not.)
7. You have a love/hate relationship with Tequila
This one is definitely not exclusive to just Spanish majors. (And I really don't think I need to elaborate on this one any further.)
Whelp, I'm gonna go take my siesta now.