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Q: Do you ever teach Chinese English students about ...'na-ge'?

... Chinese word 'na-ge' spoken in English speaking countries can be deemed as racist slur ...

 

 

https://news.yahoo.com/letters-editor-usc-professor-did-100035701.html

 

USC professor was removed from his post 'cause he used Chinese word 'na-ge', i.e. 'that' ...

 

 

I had always point that out to my Chinese chaps ...

 

 

Update from Admin ...

 

https://news.yahoo.com/usc-professor-used-chinese-word-193727391.html

 

USC Professor Who Used Chinese Word That Sounds Like English Slur ‘Not Dismissed Nor Suspended,’ Admin Says

 

After an online petition to “Re-instate USC Marshall Professor Greg Patton” collected more than 11,000 signatures and a group of more than 100 global alumni signed a letter criticizing the university’s treatment of Patton, dean Geoff Garrett sent an email to Marshall staff on Wednesday saying that he wanted to “offer some clarification about the situation,” because “some of the reporting about the situation has been inaccurate.” 

 

... more ..

 

 ... Admins everywhere ... 

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If that's a 'bad' word, ol' Richard Pryor is in a ton of merde'. What's the bad word for a white guy over there,,,,, Honky?  Doesn't bother me.... 

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Considering that I do not speak Chinese, and that I am teaching English to my students, I doubt that it would ever come up in a classroom discussion.

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If that's a 'bad' word, ol' Richard Pryor is in a ton of merde'. What's the bad word for a white guy over there,,,,, Honky?  Doesn't bother me.... 

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Glass hearted snowflakes are going to be triggered by absolutely anything and everything. It's a no-win so I just don't care whether anyone is offended. And Chinese words that bear some resemblance to an English word is a bit funny for the students... Vis-a-versa too. Over-sensitive soft cocks can shove their personal pronouns up their collective arses and f@ck off.

Fun fact: in Cantonese, the verb for taking a shit sounds almost the same as Aussie.... lol

Stiggs:

I agree. Anyone who gets worked up over something that stupid probably has a very cruisy life with no real problems to worry about.

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icnif77:

Yeah, it's a miniscule disturbance ... for ones (whites) and big deal for others (colored). I'd say, Ozzies and NZ-ers can't have the same feeling as whites in USA. Europeans also don't give a rat shit about the skin color ... 

Looking at the percentage of colored people ( ... and historical facts), USA has the most sensitive blacks ... Whatever white would say is wrong by blacks what I found it very strange as European. Was saying to the one black dude in Florida once ..: "Pull off your skin and I'll pull mine ... What difference in color can you see? MF .. (silently!)"

Furthermore, they (blacks) great each other all the time with: "Nigga', wazzup?", and no WW erupts afterwards ... and once whitie say the same, blacks are all up in the air. Ridiculous!

They had to change well known professor at the Uni 'cause he mispronounced Chinese word 'na-ge'.

IMO, they should also displace all complaining black students ... 'cause they've never been to China ... 

I think, I was born as a ''defence lawyer ..." 

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Sandnose:

The Reverend Doctor Justice Incnif.

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icnif77:

"Si in ius, vocat ito! Ni it, antestamino, igitur em capito." 

 

Don't make me recite more from Lex Duodecim Tabularum ... angel

 

... big dawg on this side of daa puter ... 

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Sandnose:

Waaa, if you're summoned to court you have to go? No way. This is 2020 and there are no consequences.

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icnif77:

That's one of the books at Law Uni in first year ... Roman Law.

I sound very knowledgable, when I speak Latin ... .

The funniest is, meds all know it's Latin, but they don't have a clue what is all about.

 

"Actiones Liberae in Causa" ...

There are no consequences ...?? I was watching at RT how cops in Victoria run-over with cruiser a disabled NOT-protestor ... He got hit by cop's car, flew and crashed. Later on came out that dude wasn't protesting but he was mentally disabled, i.e. didn't obey cop's commands over the speaker ...

Ozz cops are no different than US coppery.

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Stiggs:

Nah....you just tell them you're in China and can't go to court so.... sorry.

 

It worked for me. I got a phone call from my parents once saying they had a letter show up for me from 'the man' and should they open it?

 

It was informing me I was being done for failure to show up to jury duty and not responding to any of the previous letters and threats they'd apparantly sent me.

 

My father called them, explained that I was in China and hadn't received any of their letters and they pretty much said 'ah... fair enough mate' and dropped the legal proceedings against me.

 

So as you can see there's an easy get out of jail free card available to anyone who knows. If you get busted for something (back home at least), just have someone call and tell them you missed your court date because you're in China - they're welcome to send someone to your apartment to check, you live near that really good noodle restaurant opposite the KTV place in that hard to pronounce city near Beijing ....

 

 

 

 

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icnif77:

That's voluntarius ... jury duty, so 'no-show' doesn't carry much of responsibility. I don't think there can be much of legal proceedings against no-show for jury duty. It might be monetary fine, I ain't sure, now ..

Above one is different, similar or the same as todays subpoena call, i.e. 'you must go' ( ... vocat ito.).

 

"De gustibus non est disputandum" ... I can't recall anymore. That was L-LTA and if you don't use and practise language, you'll eventually lose it.

Will have a look again at Lex Duodecim ... if I can d/l for free, he he.

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Stiggs:

It can still land you a hefty fine and when you ignore that cos you didn't even know about it they can get belligerent... but anyway, forget your Latin, that's a dead language. All you need to get you out of trouble is 'Ting Bu Dong'.

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icnif77:

"Sum-tin-wong" phon. Something wrong ... 

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diverdude1:

haha,,, 'ting bu dong' worked for me only 5,000 times,,, can't wait to start dropping it in the States,,,, probabably works even better there,,,  haha,,, gonna get some serious 'wtf's' in return I can bet!  I'll then put out an APB for 77's Missing Raincoats. Code Red. 

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icnif77:

Raincoats can be big t-issue ... especially in rainy weather. Just imagine you got job in Thailand. Rainy season and no raincoasts.

In USA, I'd report them to BBB (Better Business Bureau), but here I can only whine.

Remember I was telling you I bought pair of boots online at Lucchese, while I was in China?

Tonne of money and all .. butT .., they sent me different sizes boots. One boot was 9.5 and another one 10.5. I got blisters on one foot and then I compared both boots' soles. I sent an email to Lucchese for an exchange and they ignored me.

The 3rd email went to BBB ... a week later, I got an email from Lucchese about how sorry they are and such.

I had new, proper size boots in two weeks time after the email to BBB.

Better Business Bureau stands behind the consumer 100% and every US based Co. is afraid of them. 

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