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Chinese (wasUSAGE: Count and mass nouns)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Thursday, January 15, 2004, 22:13
In a message dated 2004:01:15 08:39:22 AM, Peter.Bleackley@RD.BBC.CO.UK

>Staving John Cowan: > >>Definitely. (And if any culture on earth actually eats elephant, it's >>probably the Chinese: "We eat anything that moves except trains and
> >The nearest Chinese equivalent to "squeamish" is probably "gwailo".
ROTFLMAO... I'll hafta ask my relatives (on this Chang Side, not the Wong Side, of course). The older generation of Changs from Malaysia will prob'ly laugh most heartily too... havin' had their fill of British Colonials who complained about the Chang family's inordinate taste in cuisine, i.e. durian fruit. Grandfather was a hospital triage doctor under the British. Every durian season he'd go AWOL off in the jungle areas with the Senoi tribes people... first few times the Limeys sent police to retrieve him, but after a few more seasons they gave up (mosta time they couldn't even find him ::tip o' the hat to the Senoi::)... They, the Tall Pommies, the Brits, insisted he not bring any durians onto the wards as it's "pungent odour may cause systemic shock and irreparable harm to the British and Allied soldiery in recovery" ...ROTFLMAO A friend of mine recently literally kicked me outta his car cuz I had just drunk& eaten a Durian Pearl Drink... hadta walk home... thru nasty-ass gangbanger turf. I am rather certain I was safe anyways ;) ...
> I'm going to Chinatown for Chinese New Year soon.
For the whole week plus? ;) [NOTE: Chinese New Years proper is 9 days long... aren't we Chinese party-animals so lucky?] ---///// __/_//_/ __/_// in the yera of 2004 CE, year 4702 of the Huangdi era, Year of the Wooden Monkey, _Jia-Shen_... Nom de Guerre: Hanuman "Stitch/626" Zhang AIN Resistance partisan code name: "Z23-4C" WOGeR (Wiley Oriental Gentleman/Rogue) BBC (BritishBornChinaman) Avatar of Sun Wu K'ung, a.k.a. Sun Wukong, a.k.a _Ma-Lau_ ("Monkey King") a.k.a. "TricksterGod of the Glorious Anti-Imperialist Chinese Boxers" ¡¡¡ TricksterShapeShifterIncarnate !!! >^..^< ';' ;P~~~ => om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat <= mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod ==> Ko nahi janat hai jag mein kapi, sankat mochan naam tiharo <== [Who does not know that in this world oh monkey, thy name is one which liberates one out of all problems]. "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist... Imitation is suicide." - Ralph Waldo Emerson "I rather be whole than good." - Carl Jung
>Do I contradict myself? >Very well then, I contradict myself. >I am large, I contain multitudes. > --Walt Whitman, _Leaves of Grass_
I Am A Bird, don't try to tell my wings where to fly. <= thee prIs ov eXistenZ iz aetern'l warfaer 'N' kreativ playf'llnizz... => "Life is all a great joke, but only the brave ever get the point." - Kenneth Rexroth googolgigglabyte goegolgiechelbijt - of - met een vette megagrijns GoogolGekicherByte googolrisibyte ===> el byte de la risita de googol googolrisadinhabyte ===> o byte de risadinha de googol googolspassoctet guugoIllolbijt gugolhihibajt gugolngisibayt okukolkikikol egúgelegigalibaith kiletstroknolyadgigabaiti cimacimakekehapi baitakhakhweifayatrauni ufi'auayinisuguguluarkhar pokatra oemadroabhethetre inarevuta yhiyhayhake nawyo AnekoMeppathmoTtilvatelmDiggulgyttahat va'i utne tuktukt'ishushukuko`g tuk go`go`o`gwgaga ggsngngsbd [gugulaNexebidi]


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>