|From:||DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 8, 2000, 0:31|
From: "Raymond Brown"
> At 12:18 am -0700 7/9/00, DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:
> >Still, there are foreigners and then there are foreigners. Technically, a
> >Thai or a Chinese could be labelled "gaijin" in Japan, but the term is
> >normally applied to large hairy foul-smelling lumbering lummoxes with big
> >noses, strange, uncouth ways, and wads and wads of cash, i.e.
> And what about the fair-skinned Europeans without wads & wads of cash?
> They're not exactly an uncommon species.
To quote from _Aieeyaaa!: A hilarious look at the joys and pitfalls of life
in Hong Kong_:
Sai1yan4: (n.) Westerner. Rumour has it that there was once a Westerner
somewhere in the north of England who was *not* fabulously wealthy beyond
description, but anyway he's not in Hong Kong, so let's continue taking
advantage of them without mercy, tact or guilt, shall we?