By AsianSensation - 15/12/2014 03:30 - Canada - Toronto
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you have a job though. many don't, so already you're more successful then many. you'll move up. good luck with it though. and enjoy those whoppers :)
#37 is from Canada, which was not named by or for anything to do with Vespucci. It's named after a Huron-Iroquois word for village/settlement "kanata". The continent of North America was named after Vespucci but not the countries of Canada and Mexico. It is common vernacular that America refers to the United States but it isn't technically correct as it is only one country on the continent. That also excludes South America, also named for Vespucci.
Amerigo Vespucci named the continent. Canada was named by Jacques Cartier who took the name for 'Village' or 'Town' and confidently told everyone else that it was the name of the land. So I guess #37 was accurate about the name of the country. What's really saddening is that foreigners don't read the whole comment before correcting someone. Incorrectly. I can make inaccurate and sweeping statements too. See?
"I moved from Seattle and have worked at Burger King. " Did you tell him that, OP? If you think he should guessed where you're from by your accent, I kinda have to say you two might be a matched pair. (I'm saying you're racist for assuming you can tell who is an immigrant just by the way they talk)
"You're saying OP is being racist...against himself?" Well, no (although that's actually a thing.) I'm saying he is either expecting too much from his Canadian friend (to magically know he wasn't born in Asia) or too little from native Asians (that this is a task literally anyone can accomplish.) It's hard to say which without further comments from the OP.
#24 Expecting too much of his Canadian friend? I don't think so. The guy just assumed that because OP is Asian, he couldn't possibly have ever eaten anything else than Asian food. That's a bit stupid to be honest. Like someone said, there are American fast food restaurants all over the world, you don't have to be in North America to know what a burger is. And it's even weirder because OP is from Seattle, so I'm assuming that he doesn't have any accent that could have made the guy think "Alright, this is a new immigrant from Asia, I'm going to show him American culture."
You should've played along with it!
Reread the post... I don't think you know what's going on...