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Re: Words

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. > >white/Europeans. > > 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? Kou