this conversation happened in front of me between a guy and a girl while i was waiting for the bus ride ...
Guy: You just do not speak like Spanish people
Girl: That's because i am from Mexico not from Spain. We do have different accent.
Guy: so, your family live in Spain?
Girl: No! They live in Mexico.
Guy: so you must learned Spanish language.
Girl: mmmmm ... Actually, Spanish is my mother language.
Guy: so I think your mother must be Spanish!
Girl (had a funny look) : mmmmm , well, my family is originally from Spain, but this was long time ago!
it is really bad not to have information about other cultures! not to know these basic things are really emparicing some time! but i found this really ammusing :D
edit: i met the same guy two weeks later and he turned to be from Cyprus and do not even know what is Palestine which shares the sea with his country!