By AsianSensation - Canada - Toronto
Today, my new friend tried to introduce me to "American Culture," as I am new to the city. He explained what a hamburger is and how it differs from the Asian food I was used to eating. I moved from Seattle and have worked at Burger King. FML
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By  lovelyvampire  |  16

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.. Show it anyway

  NellieeNell  |  18

Yeah him having a job had nothing to do with this post. He stated the fact that he worked at Burger King because his friend just assumed that because he's Asian that automatically implies he must not know what a burger looks like. Which, in my opinion, is really ignorant.

  Mr23  |  9

That's where he moved to. (American usually means "USA-ean", but techincally any place in The Americas has "American Culture". Especially Canada, which is, probably, the largest country there.)

  Gravenmuir  |  18

#41, There are more than three countries in North America. Central America without Mexico, which you're counting as one of the three, is also North America. That includes Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, etc.

  dezire43  |  7

@41 uhh there's also South America, and Central America. in his post before that he clearly said "the America's" which would mean all three.

  DomiLove  |  26

North America... The United States, then there's South America which is Mexico, Canada is part of the Americas. We were too lazy to make up a new name.

  captain_crook  |  17

#37 umm no, your continent, and country got it's name from the Italian explorer and caetographer (map maker) amerigo vespucci.

whats really saddening is people from other parts of the world tend to know more about American history and geography than some Americans.

  BobbieH  |  19

#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.

  Zebediabolical  |  39

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?

By  Mr23  |  9

"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)

  Mr23  |  9

"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.

  raphanne_fml  |  33

#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."