QUOTE(Chi-Town @ Jan 21 2009, 11:01 PM) [snapback]421306[/snapback]
I'm not hispanic, but by virtue of spending my teen years boxing, playing baseball and working minimum wage in chicago, I've become fluent in Spanish. When I was much younger, I didn't really understand why latinos got so worked up over you calling them the wrong nationality. I didn't get it until I went to Mexico with my girlfriend when I was 19. The whole time out there, people were calling us Canadian (the resort we were at was VERY popular amongst canadians during the winter) and it really burned me up because they had that same "what's the difference attitude. Now, I always do my best to correct people on that.
I know for Asian people, we get worked up if people call us the wrong nationality, mostly because of the fucked up shit that happened between the countries. Like calling a Korean, a Japanese person would piss Koreans off, given all the fucked up shit Japan has done to Korea.
I used to get worked up about it too, but I have to admit, sometimes it is hard to tell. LOL. It all depends on the reason people ask.