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Q: Today a FOB foreign dude asked me "How do you answer to random halouuuuu?"

"I don't."

1 week 10 hours ago in  General  - China

 
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Depends on my mood that day.

Either ignore, wanker sign, or shout 'fuck off nong'

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Blow kisses. Or make the wanker hand movement.

diverdude1:

yeah,, I always seem to get the ones with a serious face too.  Educating me about China.  I forget what in heck they said, but I remember them being so serious faced.  haha,,, all the time I'm thinking 'how the heck do I get out of this conversation?''...

 

but about the yelling 'Hello' thing, I intentionally ignore them.  They do it for attention (I guess) so, I make sure to totally ignore.  I mean the ones who Yell it of course.  If a reasonable person says 'Hello', of course I'll return the greeting.  But those jerks yelling it just rubs me the wrong way.  devil

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What duz FOB mean?

icnif77:

Free On Board - FOB

I also had to look for, earlier ...

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Jean.P:

Yeah, FOB means Free On Board . . . if you're talking about shipping goods. But in the case of this question it means Fresh Off (the) Boat.

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diverdude1:

ah,  makes sense.   I'll remember that one,,  haha,,  I luv how FOB's come up to me and start explaining China to me...  lol,,, what a crack up!  I always smile and just go along,,,like with the,,, 'oh,, you don't say',,,  But they are harmless,,, just trying to show how 'worldly' they are... I probably did the same thing back in my day...

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Stiggs:

Haha yeah, they've been in China all of a month and are telling you the best way to learn Chinese and giving people who have been in the country for years all this advice about how to get by and why you shouldn't be so quick to assume the guy who just yelled out hoooloooo laowai at your back is being a dick because it's not PC to stereotype people according to race you know ....  and six months later they're having weekly meltdowns and spewing hate on the China forums

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diverdude1:

yeah,,, luv how weigouren come up to me...  haha,, actually makes me kinda nervous.  Like will they judge me,,, or start talking and stuff.  Thankfuly most just stay away,,  haha,, probably see me as crazy old dude in Chiner,, well,,, I don't blame them..  got nothin' to talk about...

but occasionaly get one who explains chiner to me,, hehe,, gotta love him,,,  :)

China's like this; China's like that,,,  haha,, they are sweet...   I kinda remember when I knew everyting too...  Life is good.

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Fresh Off the Boat, dude came to China last month.

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Depends on my mood that day.

Either ignore, wanker sign, or shout 'fuck off nong'

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My reply is "NIHOUUUUUUU"

Most are too surprised to continuing the conversation

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I did a high-pitched goofy voice "harrao" a few times. It's gratifying, but risky because it potentially brands you the instigator if a confrontation erupts.

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I used to yell "konichiwa" a lot. Most gave no reaction. One time I said it to a Chinese guy after he helloed me and he gave a sort of laugh. 

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