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Jeremy Clarkson suspended by BBC

Discussion in 'The Movie and Television Lounge' started by keeshou, 11 Mar 2015.

  1. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    Just found out that I'm a kind of slope. So, where's the link? I can understand chink, yellow-face, etc. But slope?


    From an Asian who doesn't understand certain slang words.
     
  2. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing slant=slope but not sure
     
  3. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    slant? Is that a reference to an asian's facial features? Man, some of these racial slurs are hard to understand.
     
  4. bahn_farang

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    racial slur and understand. Not two words often seen in the same sentence. Unacceptable.
     
  5. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    From an old and wise one - slope is shortened from the original "slopehead", slant is from the original "slanty eyed".
     
  6. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    Ah I see. Thanks!
    Those terms must have been invented by a phrenologist.
     
  7. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    I think it was just a xenophobic westerner back around the world war two days.
     
  8. Rastus

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    Has Clarkson been fired yet?
     
  9. keeshou

    keeshou Thread Starter Laoshi

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    I still haven't gotten over "pale ghost" or "guava" :smile2:. I mean GUAVA?!
     
  10. chuachinsoon

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    You should see the Chinese equivalent of 'farang'.
    It's red-haired ghost. lol.

    Just because at least one of the first seamen to step onto China's shores was a redhead...
     
  11. bahn_farang

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    keeshou Thread Starter Laoshi

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    I think Yang Gwei dz or as the Cantonese say it Gwie Lo is foriegn ghost, I've never heard the Red Haired expression, what is it?
     
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    Ang Mor Kooi. It's a Hokkien expression, I think.
    Ang <-- Red
    Mor <-- Hair
    Kooi <-- Ghost
     
  15. keeshou

    keeshou Thread Starter Laoshi

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    Cool, thanks chuachinsoon :clap:
    do you speak Hakka?

    The area I lived in Taiwan was near a large community of Hakkas and one of my best friends here in the States is Hokkian, I'll have to slip in that expression :) when I see her next.


    In Mandarin it would be
    Hong- red
    Mau -body hair
    Gwei -ghost

    Although I'm not sure if it is used as slang in Mandarin

    My favorite self-depreciation in Chinese is Ah Doe Ge: which is Taiwanese for Sharp (long) Nose :rudolph:

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    Mak! Thanks for the videos, I especially liked the one from James May: "As much as I think he is a nob, I like working with Jeremy...". :righton:
     

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