The photo apparently shows a store from my native Hong Kong with a banner under it's English name saying Our shop specializes in selling Form 1 to Form 5 textbooks, although the goods displayed in the showcase indicate otherwise. In the process, of course, the person having to explain just what was funny about their remarks reveals themselves to be an ass. Each language has cognates with other languages and sometimes, the results can be hilarious. It's pretty hard not to laugh when one of those buses drives by. Hey Great Western Dragon good posting.
I got the characters from this Click on Character dictionary. Poor Liu, all he could hear was the sound of Solo and Kuryakin hysterically cackling and snorting and he had no clue as to why. Maybe it's because I speak Chinese, but I never find these kinds of things amusing. You do not want to know what he said, trust me, Illya looked to Napoleon. Didn't you hear me give you the pass code? Sir, there seems to be some sort of mistake. I knew a guy named Harold Dick.
The Mexicans thought the Chevy Nova was a hilarious name for a car. Well the police are on the prowl for us, since we did draw our Specials, so it may take some time for us to get to your office. Rated: - English - Humor - Illya K. How is it racist to laugh at things from another country that are funny in your language? That is the street address I was told. And as a non-native but fluent French speaker, I couldn't help snickering when I saw a food delivery service in L. En aquest cas, la pronunciació vietnamita dóna joc, cosa que la pronunciació xinesa Xin Tiao Yuan no dóna.
Quote: Wow, that's racist and inappropriate. The pronunciation is actually in Cantonese and the writing is in traditional Chinese. What makes you think the first commenter was serious? The agents were sent by Alexander Waverly to make a final inspection of the new office; they, along with several agents from Section V would determine if it were secure or not and would offer their recommendations before the location went live. One can play with stereotypes regarding one's own race without being racist as long as those stereotypes are not that it's better than other races, because then it becomes racist again. Napoleon barked at his partner.
We can all see ourselves as a minority if we go somewhere different or change our point of view. The shopkeep hit a button on the cash register with a loud ding. Wong is a common name and it is written in Chinese as well as a standard transliteration. After that the man switched to an animated tirade in Chinese. From 1997 to 2000 he operated two specialty retail kiosks selling ties in the Irvine Spectrum Center and Newport Beach Fashion Island. The person that called racism is a reasonophobe.
It's only racist if someone else does it. And bumming refers to sex between homosexual men. I've heard we have phrases in English that, while innocent to us, sound vaguely obscene in other languages. If you don't think that I have been poked fun at, you have been sleeping for the last 50 years. If you look carefully you will notice that it has certainly been Photshopped.
Fook Fu in Mandarin means prosperity, and Hing xing in Mandarin means happiness. I guess I still can't get what native North Americans found to be humorous after having lived here for over 30 years! But how do you get a k sound on the back of Fu? That was one hell of a security measure, if that's what it was? Since when is the concept of a pun demeaning? By that logic, I guess we Americans must really hate English speakers, because an English-to-English pun is by far the most common type around here. That was the first strike on a long list of things for which the agents would be looking. Or to some who aren't Chinese, it might actually stand out, if you know what I mean? I think this photo was taken in after a Google search — Google knows the answer to everything… And it seems to be circulating the internet in perpetual motion, making English people laugh all over the world. You know, just enough language to start an international incident. They'd only been given the address to the latest U. Do not look at me, Illya hissed emphatically.
It is a picture of a real store in Hong Kong. This picture could be completely doctored for all I know, but I found this Offbeat Travel Photo funny anyway and thought it was worthwhile featuring it because I scored quite a few laughs from it! For example, I've seen a Thai food place where they had replaced all the 'R's on the menu with 'L's. And others like me are free to laugh at ourselves. Are you sure you went to the the correct address? Open channel F- Liu Mingkang. It's sort of unintentional Engrish. He started selling ties in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego to car salesmen out of the trunk of 1966 Lincoln Continental and by appointment to stock brokerage firms. So I'm driving along in my car one day, listening to the tapes, when the attractive sounding young Chinese voice says noting that the Chinese expressions are pronounced very quickly : Boo Shee.
Several years ago I worked for a company that did a lot of work in Southern China. Holy moly, the options and silly jokes that can be cracked from this sign are potentially endless! Just input the character into an online Chinese dictionary. There was another loud outburst in Chinese. Seeing racism in every recognition of difference is a form of racism itself. Don't you boys worry I'll contact the police and let them know it was another Wong Fook Hing mistake and that you weren't robbing him.