10 things you should never say to a Spaniard
Living in a foreign country is a minefield, and it's easy to fall back on easy stereotypes about Spain. Whether it's comments about lazy work habits, UK outposts (think Gibraltar!) or macho men, there are plenty of things it's better to leave unsaid on the south side of the Pyrenees. So if you want to hold onto your Spanish friends then check out this list of ten things you should never say to a Spaniard.
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"Aren't you too old to be living with your mum and dad?" Close family ties, mama's cooking and a tradition of attending the local university instead of moving away mean that many Spaniards remain 'in the nest' longer than their counterparts elsewhere. But the financial crisis left many Spanish 30-somethings unable to pay their mortgage payments and forced them to move back in with their parents, an arrangement that often pleases no one.