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(BBC)   Yo man, Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 32
    More: Cool, Mo Yan, Nobel Prize, Chinese Communist Party, People's Liberation Army, Chinese authorities, Golden Bears, Alfred Nobel, literary awards  
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GBB [TotalFark]
2012-10-11 03:12:49 PM
Sho nit...
 
2012-10-11 03:16:17 PM
cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2012-10-11 03:18:50 PM
"Mo's other acclaimed works include Republic of Wine [...] and Big Breasts and Wide Hips."
 
2012-10-11 03:19:09 PM
My man!
 
2012-10-11 03:24:50 PM
"The 57-year-old is the first Chinese resident to win the prize. Chinese-born Gao Xingjian was honoured in 2000, but is a French citizen."

Later in the article:
"He began writing while a soldier in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and received international fame in 1987 for Red Sorghum: A Novel of China.

Made into a film which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988, the novella was a tale of the brutal violence in the eastern China countryside where he grew up during the 1920s and 1930s."

So is he 57 or did he grow up in the 1920s and 1930s?
 
2012-10-11 03:26:16 PM
i14.photobucket.com

Mo Yan... Mo' Yan... Moooaar Yan.
 
2012-10-11 03:27:02 PM

Walkingtalkingeye: "The 57-year-old is the first Chinese resident to win the prize. Chinese-born Gao Xingjian was honoured in 2000, but is a French citizen."

Later in the article:
"He began writing while a soldier in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and received international fame in 1987 for Red Sorghum: A Novel of China.

Made into a film which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988, the novella was a tale of the brutal violence in the eastern China countryside where he grew up during the 1920s and 1930s."

So is he 57 or did he grow up in the 1920s and 1930s?


I noticed the same thing when submitting the article. He's 57, and what the BBC means to say is that the novels take place during the 1920s and 1930s in the Chinese countryside, where the author grew up. Or something along those lines. It should probably be two separate sentences but apparently not even the BBC can put together a cogent sentence anymore.
 
2012-10-11 03:28:41 PM

Walkingtalkingeye: "Made into a film which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988, the novella was a tale of the brutal violence in the eastern China countryside where he grew up during the 1920s and 1930s."

So is he 57 or did he grow up in the 1920s and 1930s?


Syntactic ambiguity. It takes place in the 1920s and 1930s, in the eastern China countryside where he grew up (later).
 
2012-10-11 03:29:16 PM

Walkingtalkingeye: Made into a film which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1988, the novella was a tale of the brutal violence in the eastern China countryside where he grew up during the 1920s and 1930s."


awkwardly written, but basically:

he grew up in the eastern china countryside. the novella tells the tale of brutal violence in the eastern china countryside in the 1920s and 30s.
 
2012-10-11 03:29:51 PM
well, i guess that settles that
 
2012-10-11 03:29:56 PM
Word!
 
2012-10-11 03:48:39 PM
Wake me up when Yo Yo Ma wins.
 
2012-10-11 03:49:14 PM
Too bad there's not a Nobel Prize for the cello.
 
2012-10-11 03:52:12 PM

show me: Wake me up when Yo Yo Ma wins.


FARK YOU! I knew I shouldn't have taken the time to confirm that Yo-yo Ma plays the cello.

Fark it fark it fark it...
 
2012-10-11 03:57:16 PM

AssAsInAssassin: show me: Wake me up when Yo Yo Ma wins.

FARK YOU! I knew I shouldn't have taken the time to confirm that Yo-yo Ma plays the cello.

Fark it fark it fark it...


Hey, chill. Mine was just a statement, yours was a clever reference. +1 for you.

/I already knew he played the cello, but didn't make a clever reference to it.
 
2012-10-11 04:10:35 PM

show me: AssAsInAssassin: show me: Wake me up when Yo Yo Ma wins.

FARK YOU! I knew I shouldn't have taken the time to confirm that Yo-yo Ma plays the cello.

Fark it fark it fark it...

Hey, chill. Mine was just a statement, yours was a clever reference. +1 for you.

/I already knew he played the cello, but didn't make a clever reference to it.


I read the headline and instantly thought of Kramer saying "Yo Yo Ma."
 
2012-10-11 04:16:57 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 04:19:07 PM
Is the Nobel Prize even a thing anymore? It has been given to so many undeserving recipients.
 
2012-10-11 04:20:35 PM
Yao
www.slate.com
 
2012-10-11 04:31:06 PM
Born Guan Moye, the author writes under the pen name Mo Yan, which means "don't speak" in Chinese.
www.myfreeconcert.com
Proud.
 
2012-10-11 04:32:19 PM
Banana fanna fo fanna fee fi fo fanna... Mo Yan!
 
2012-10-11 04:44:26 PM
RIP Yo-Yo Ma, Mo Rocca, Mo Gaffney, Martin Yan, Yao Ming, Moe Syzlak, and Moe Howard. There, now all the obvious ones are taken. If you're going to use that meme, put some effort into it, Farkers!
 
2012-10-11 04:49:57 PM
Perfect headline.
 
2012-10-11 04:55:15 PM

show me: AssAsInAssassin: show me: Wake me up when Yo Yo Ma wins.

FARK YOU! I knew I shouldn't have taken the time to confirm that Yo-yo Ma plays the cello.

Fark it fark it fark it...

Hey, chill. Mine was just a statement, yours was a clever reference. +1 for you.

/I already knew he played the cello, but didn't make a clever reference to it.


Sure, take the high road.

Well played, sir. Well played.

/Also "knew" he played the cello, but had to be sure.
 
2012-10-11 05:47:09 PM

AssAsInAssassin: show me: AssAsInAssassin: show me: Wake me up when Yo Yo Ma wins.

FARK YOU! I knew I shouldn't have taken the time to confirm that Yo-yo Ma plays the cello.

Fark it fark it fark it...

Hey, chill. Mine was just a statement, yours was a clever reference. +1 for you.

/I already knew he played the cello, but didn't make a clever reference to it.

Sure, take the high road.

Well played, sir. Well played.

/Also "knew" he played the cello, but had to be sure.


Wake me when Yo Mama wins.

*obvioustrollisobvious.jpg*
 
2012-10-11 06:19:23 PM
Yan Mo be there.
 
2012-10-11 08:06:11 PM
Mo is the 109th recipient of the prestigious prize, won last year by Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer.

imageshack.us

That's a strange looking poet. 

Bork Bork Bork.
 
2012-10-11 08:17:32 PM

kukukupo: Is the Nobel Prize even a thing anymore? It has been given to so many undeserving recipients.


most Nobels go to worthy parties. trying to shame Pres. Obama into not doing the american war pig thing really backfired.

i'd take Nobel for Literature more serious if Dr.Seuss got one.
 
2012-10-11 08:45:57 PM

NobleHam: Born Guan Moye, the author writes under the pen name Mo Yan, which means "don't speak" in Chinese.
[www.myfreeconcert.com image 377x400]
Proud.


WTF? 'Mo Yan' means 'Nobody' in Chinese.

BBC, get your facts right...

/Speaks fluent Chinese.
 
2012-10-11 09:24:35 PM
weapon13: Are you thinking of cantonese? Coz "莫言" is very definately a fancy way of saying "Don't Speak"
 
2012-10-11 09:52:24 PM

weapon13:

/Speaks fluent Chinese.

no one speaks fluent Chinese, not even Yo man Man Yo, because there is no such language.
 
2012-10-12 09:28:23 AM

kukukupo: Is the Nobel Prize even a thing anymore? It has been given to so many undeserving recipients.


It seems to me you must be talking about the Nobel Peace Prize. Yeah, you're probably right about that. The other ones, not so much.
 
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