Spanglish < English < Spanish

Breaking Bad


By: Meredith Moon, Copywriter Oct. 7, 2014

The debate over the usage of Spanglish in our society rages on. And as it happens, there are ‘rules’ on when to use which language with whom. For instance, you would never use Spanglish with your parents or you’d rarely speak proper Spanish to your friends. But that is for the Spanish/English/Spanglish speakers to decide.

When Hollywood gets it wrong, that’s another story. Shows like Breaking Bad have been criticized for their lack of cultural accuracy with the use of Spanish, even if it is just the bad accents of the actors. With the prevalence of Spanish in the U.S., you can’t get away with that anymore.