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Chinese insults (was Re: "...two Moscovites conversing in English" (was Re: Yet another introduction)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 26, 2001, 4:44
In a message dated 24.09.2001 01:10:18 PM, latinfrench@SAGESCHOOL.ORG writes:

>My particular favorite heard on the mainland was "wai4guo2 hou2zi" >("foreign monkey"). > >Charming. >
Hmmm, the uptight-puritan-neoConfucianistic Northerners call us Southerners "monkeys," too!!!! I bet if monkeys could understand this, monkeys would feel insulted. "What ME act like THAT?????" BTW, Sun WuKong (Sun Wu' Kung) - the trickstergod Monkey - is a big folk-hero to the Southern Chinese. (Sheesh, he was a favourite god amongst the anti-foreign-devil Boxers!!!!)
>I love it when the Chinese tell you that these are "terms of >endearment". I've never heard anyone belt out "dabizi" ("big nose", >for novices out there) or gwai2lo2 ("ghost dude") in any tone of >voice that I would consider "endearing". Even the banal >"wai4guo2ren2" (foreigner) or "gaijin" in Japanese can take on an >edge when you hear them six thousand times a day. >
*gigglabyte* ===> ROTFLMAO *gasp* ack! ouch! aiyah! czHANg, goin' off to meditate on bein' less obnoxiously mischievious...


laokou <laokou@...>