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Re: Asian-ness (was Re: "Whiteness" Re: Obseneties)

From:SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY <smithma@...>
Date:Friday, September 1, 2000, 23:31
On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Jonathan Chang wrote:

> - "FOBs" => Fresh Off the Boat, a la wet-behind-th'-ears naive awe-struck > tourists, immigrants, newcomers, etc.
My friend was recently dumped for "some FOB". Those are the exact words she used when telling me about it.
> - "ABCs" (interchangeable with "Banana") => American Born Chinese
She uses this one a lot too.
> -"banana" => utterly Americanized Asians (in the tragic sense of "they > have lost their marbles and their heritage and gone too gung ho on American > values of the lowest common denominator")
That's a new one on me. Marcus