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(My Fox DC)   Chinese: Could you lose the poppy pins? British: Nah. Chinese: They remind us of the Opium Wars. British: They were some good wars, huh? Chinese: Not for us we lost. British: Sorry, didn't hear you, we were straightening our lapel pins   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 141
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2010-11-10 09:49:43 AM
Chinese: Could you lose the poppy pins? British: Sorry? Chinese: They remind us of the Opium Wars. British: Bloody good wars, eh chaps? Chinese: Not for us, we lost. British: Sorry, didn't hear you, we were straightening our lapel pins
 
2010-11-10 09:54:39 AM
Do they have a flag?
 
2010-11-10 10:01:56 AM
Also, those poppies are in remembrance of the 2,000 men of the Chinese Labour Corps who were killed in France and Belgium during the Great War; each of them are commemorated individually by name, with individual grave markers in the Commonwealth war cemeteries.

s0.geograph.org.uk

We haven't forgotten them, even if Beijing has.
 
2010-11-10 10:15:24 AM
we should flood china with opium again. that'd fix our trade imbalance.
 
2010-11-10 10:46:29 AM
Suck it, chicoms
 
2010-11-10 10:48:03 AM
CheekyMunky: Chinese: Could you lose the poppy pins? British: Sorry? Chinese: They remind us of the Opium Wars. British: Bloody good wars, eh chaps? Chinese: Not for us, we lost. British: Sorry, didn't hear you, we were straightening our lapel pins

+1 Much better headline. The subby's headline lacks the britishness...
 
2010-11-10 10:48:45 AM
straitening?

Zhong-lish?
 
2010-11-10 10:48:58 AM
Yeah China never really forgot about that. I'd hate to the the Brits when the Chinese come knocking to settle up.
 
2010-11-10 10:49:36 AM
I think its unlikely that the Chinese are really offended by poppy pins. Its a stretch that this reminds them of the Opium Wars. I think they are being diplomatically pushy because they can and are interested in seeing if the British give.
 
2010-11-10 10:49:43 AM
China is a hellhole. You know how I feel about hellholes.
 
2010-11-10 10:51:18 AM
LargeCanine: I think its unlikely that the Chinese are really offended by poppy pins. Its a stretch that this reminds them of the Opium Wars. I think they are being diplomatically pushy because they can and are interested in seeing if the British give.

...and we really need to flood china with cheap high quality opium. Because that just never gets old.
 
2010-11-10 10:51:32 AM
cdn.pitchfork.com

/hotlinked
/oh maggie, maggie what did we do?
 
2010-11-10 10:52:09 AM
Some disapprove.

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2010-11-10 10:52:25 AM
Did they have their poppy dickies on?

/obscure unless you're a Canadian

My hubby was at the World Cup Curling last weekend and the Scottish team were amazed at everyone wearing poppies. They were impressed by Remembrance Day and the commitment to it so many years after the war. I thought that was cool.
 
2010-11-10 10:53:07 AM
Chinese school children are taught as part of their patriotic education that the Opium Wars were a symbol of national humiliation.

The Chinese brand of ultra-nationalism is really weird.
 
2010-11-10 10:54:03 AM
I fly into an uncontrollable rage every time I hear a child refer to their grandfather as "Poppy", so I feel their pain.
Don't get me started on Poppyseed Bagels.
 
2010-11-10 10:54:32 AM
Gordon Bennett: Some disapprove.

"No bloostained poppy on our hoops"?
 
2010-11-10 10:54:33 AM
katerbug72: Did they have their poppy dickies on?

/obscure unless you're a Canadian

My hubby was at the World Cup Curling last weekend and the Scottish team were amazed at everyone wearing poppies. They were impressed by Remembrance Day and the commitment to it so many years after the war. I thought that was cool.


I don't get the poppy dickie part, but I did think it odd that no mention was made of the fact that Britain isn't the only country to do it. Mind you, they were talking about ambassadors going TO China, so meh.
 
2010-11-10 10:54:44 AM
Get you commemorative "Rape of Nanjing" tshirts here! Get 'em while they're hot!
 
2010-11-10 10:55:17 AM
Poppies however have a different meaning for Chinese officials who asked the delegation to remove the paper flowers because they were reminders of the two 19th century Opium Wars that China lost to Britain

Wow, not only did they get their asses kicked, twice, but they're still crying about it 150 some years later. Pussies.
 
2010-11-10 10:55:20 AM
You're never going to be able to not offend everyone, those poppy's are to commerate the 20 million who died in WWI and the day commemorates both the WWI dead and the 70+ million who were killed in WW2.


/your national shame pales in comparison
 
2010-11-10 10:55:45 AM
CheekyMunky: Chinese: Could you lose the poppy pins? British: Sorry? Chinese: They remind us of the Opium Wars. British: Bloody good wars, eh chaps? Chinese: Not for us, we lost. British: Sorry, didn't hear you, we were straightening our lapel pins

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2010-11-10 10:56:45 AM
Aidan: katerbug72: Did they have their poppy dickies on?

/obscure unless you're a Canadian

My hubby was at the World Cup Curling last weekend and the Scottish team were amazed at everyone wearing poppies. They were impressed by Remembrance Day and the commitment to it so many years after the war. I thought that was cool.

I don't get the poppy dickie part, but I did think it odd that no mention was made of the fact that Britain isn't the only country to do it. Mind you, they were talking about ambassadors going TO China, so meh.


I watched Rick Mercer last night and they had a spoof commercial for a Poppy Dickie...to save you from nasty poppy pin injuries.
 
2010-11-10 10:56:48 AM
FTA - "two 19th century Opium Wars that China lost to Britain"

So is anyone alive in China that was apart of the wars 150 years ago? They need to get the eff over it. They got Hong Kong back and they make every bloddy thing else.

They're mising the point - like Hollister and Abercromie & Fitch.
 
2010-11-10 10:56:57 AM
Nabb1: Gordon Bennett: Some disapprove.

"No bloostained poppy on our hoops"?


Must be the International Croquet Finals.

InterHoop 2010 YEAH!
 
2010-11-10 10:58:43 AM
katerbug72: Aidan: katerbug72: Did they have their poppy dickies on?

/obscure unless you're a Canadian

I don't get the poppy dickie part.

I watched Rick Mercer last night and they had a spoof commercial for a Poppy Dickie...to save you from nasty poppy pin injuries.


Ahhhh hah. Okay. I don't get the TeeVees. That's the problem. :)

The straight pins always did seem kind of dangerous on school kids, but *shrug* no one ever lost an eye.
 
2010-11-10 11:00:19 AM
LargeCanine: I think its unlikely that the Chinese are really offended by poppy pins. Its a stretch that this reminds them of the Opium Wars. I think they are being diplomatically pushy because they can and are interested in seeing if the British give.

But if the Chinese invaded England and killed every last British citizen except one English gentleman with his poppy pin, he still wouldn't take it off.

/brits are funny that way
 
2010-11-10 11:00:33 AM
Proteejay: FTA - "two 19th century Opium Wars that China lost to Britain"

So is anyone alive in China that was apart of the wars 150 years ago? They need to get the eff over it. They got Hong Kong back and they make every bloddy thing else.

They're mising the point - like Hollister and Abercromie & Fitch.


In China's defense they pretty much got their asses kicked by EVERYONE for the space of about... eh 50 years? Seriously bad times. I don't blame them for still feeling pretty angsty about it.

These are also politicians. If they'd asked some 27 year old in Shanghai, he probably would only ask for the design so he could make a cheaper knockoff. :)

/Not that you can make 'em much cheaper than 2 pieces of fuzzy vinyl and a bent pin.
 
2010-11-10 11:01:05 AM
katerbug72: poppy dickies

Man, I googled that and still am not sure what they are. I even used google.ca for good luck.

Meanwhile, I'm just wearing regular dickies.

media.skateboard.com.au
 
2010-11-10 11:03:38 AM
HotWingConspiracy: Yeah China never really forgot about that. I'd hate to the the Brits when the Chinese come knocking to settle up.

Do they owe China billions of dollars too?
 
2010-11-10 11:04:45 AM
The Rick Mercer Report (new window)

Not sure if non-Canadians can see these videos. It's the remember safely video.
 
2010-11-10 11:04:59 AM
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
 
2010-11-10 11:05:35 AM
elev8meL8r: katerbug72: poppy dickies

Man, I googled that and still am not sure what they are. I even used google.ca for good luck.

Meanwhile, I'm just wearing regular dickies.


You'll want to google Rick Mercer
 
2010-11-10 11:06:57 AM
Found it on YouTube (new window)
 
2010-11-10 11:09:32 AM
Every time I hear "dickie" I think of George Formby.

Mister Wu
He play Chinese laundry trickie
He always iron me shirt
But he never touch me - waistcoat


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NKZweYpY7k
 
2010-11-10 11:09:39 AM
Does not see what the big deal is:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-11-10 11:09:41 AM
Rick Mercer's Remembrance Day Rant (new window)

/ok, I'm done now
 
2010-11-10 11:09:56 AM
Tofino: In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Came to post this. Will settle for this instead.
www.hollow-hill.com
 
2010-11-10 11:11:08 AM
My dad was the poppy guy for his veterans group. Every year a big box of poppies showed up on our doorstep.
 
2010-11-10 11:13:14 AM
Did anyone else use them for lips during grade school Remembrance Day assemblies?
 
2010-11-10 11:15:31 AM
Proteejay: FTA - "two 19th century Opium Wars that China lost to Britain"

So is anyone alive in China that was apart of the wars 150 years ago? They need to get the eff over it. They got Hong Kong back and they make every bloddy thing else.

They're mising the point - like Hollister and Abercromie & Fitch.


Ah, it could work the other way. "Hey, Brits, drop the pin." Right?

You're not looking at this from the eyes of a diplomat.
 
2010-11-10 11:16:59 AM
Tofino: In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


I came in here to post his as well.

China: quit being a drama queen and disrespeting our men and women who gave their lives to defend and repel invaders (and saved you ass)
 
2010-11-10 11:17:00 AM
The headline hurts my brain.
The article hurts my soul.

People suck. Chinese people are stupid.
 
2010-11-10 11:17:34 AM
cloversignsblog.com

Chinglish. It's what's for dinner.
 
2010-11-10 11:20:03 AM
Good to see at least few brits have balls enough to stand up for what is right.
 
2010-11-10 11:20:43 AM
theghostofmoonlightgraham.com

Approves.
 
2010-11-10 11:24:12 AM
Voiceofreason01: LargeCanine: I think its unlikely that the Chinese are really offended by poppy pins. Its a stretch that this reminds them of the Opium Wars. I think they are being diplomatically pushy because they can and are interested in seeing if the British give.

But if the Chinese invaded England and killed every last British citizen except one English gentleman with his poppy pin, he still wouldn't take it off.

/brits are funny that way


Good for them.

"Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them." - Thucydides

If the brits give in to the Chinese on this issue, they will be held in contempt, even as the Chinese falsely praise them for being such swell guys.
 
2010-11-10 11:24:57 AM
Good on the Brits then.
 
2010-11-10 11:25:34 AM
Tofino: In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


This. It has nothing to do with China, and they need to get the fark over themselves. In second Flanders (Passchendaele) alone, the Brits lost 250,000 men. Compare this to the Battle of Normandy in WW2 (The month and a half after (and including) D-Day), where the total allied casualties were less than 210,000.

farking right they're still wearing poppies.
 
2010-11-10 11:25:59 AM
Spade:
Wow, not only did they get their asses kicked, twice, but they're still crying about it 150 some years later. Pussies.


You make them sound like Southerners.
 
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