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Re: Words

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Thursday, September 7, 2000, 7:18
From: "Nik Taylor"

> Mike Adams wrote: > > Anyone have words that are only used by their conculture/lingo? I know > > there is others, such as Gaijin is not used by Japanese to mean > > Japanese, or so I believe, but it is applied to only white/europeans > > Gaijin means "foreigner", "gai" = "outside, foreign", "jin" = "person".
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. Kou