Even before Zero Day, Spanish was New Carthage's second language. Immigration into the city formerly known as San Diego was at an all time high, and Mexicans accounted for much of the city. Today, the language has fallen into some disuse, though many circles still swear by it. Replaced by street-talk, which incorporated many Spanish speakers, and English, which adopted much of the Spanish vocabulary. Though it is common to hear someone talk about a chica,' anyone devoting themselves exclusively to Spanish is increasingly rare. Further south, and in some drug cartel circles, the language is still a measure of inclusion.