Chinese insults (was Re: "...two Moscovites conversing in English")
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2001, 3:28|
On Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 08:20 PM, laokou wrote:
> From: "J Y S Czhang"
>> Hmmm, the uptight-puritan-neoConfucianistic Northerners call us
>> Southerners "monkeys," too!!!!
> I don't know what Chinese consider their Mason-Dixon line, but this came
> from Nanchang in Jiangxi, south of the Yangtse. (Yes, by Canton standards,
> this is North).
There are apparently bunches of regional slurs in Korean, too, I just
never remembered what my mom related to me other than the consensus that
"those people from Chejudo" (Cheju Island, to the south of the peninsula)
"talk funny and slow."