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(BBC)   China finds yet another way to surpass America   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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2013-05-17 11:40:14 PM
5 votes:
Among problems he singled out were talking loudly in public and spitting.

It's not the talking loudly, it's the spitting.  I lived in Hong Kong for a few years and spent a lot of time on the mainland, and the Chinese spit like it's bad luck to swallow your saliva.  It definitely took some getting used to.

They'd also fart audibly without excusing themselves.  I think that was more a native Cantonese cultural trait, but riding a bus was a real trip in every sense of the word.  You could be sitting next to a semi-attractive 30-something professional woman and she'd shiat her pants right next to you with absolutely no acknowledgement whatsoever that the fermented cabbage-and-fish smell killing everyone else on the bus came from her.  They also let their children pee everywhere.  Six year old kid has to take a leak?  Why not do it on the sidewalk next to the outdoor cafe?
2013-05-18 12:19:42 AM
4 votes:
Tip #1457: Going to a Petsmart and asking the workers there that you'll "have a little of this, and a little of that one over there" is not a good idea.
2013-05-18 03:03:06 AM
2 votes:

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Your move, China.


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2013-05-18 12:18:14 AM
2 votes:

Daedalus27: Don't forget cutting in line as well as something I have noticed from Chinese tourists.  There is no such thing as a line to many Chinese tourists and they will simply ignore everyone waiting to get to what they want.


My own personal hell would be having to board a 747 to China over and over and over and over...

Its like the Southwest cattle-call but with twice as many people who are many times more aggressively pushy.  On the plus side, its the only place outside a hockey rink where its socially acceptable to body check someone, so there is that (and when in Rome...).
2013-05-18 12:10:54 AM
2 votes:

shanrick: Wang Yang. That's a made up name, right?


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/He has a wife you know
2013-05-17 10:02:43 PM
2 votes:
ftfa
"Wang Yang, one of China's four vice-prime ministers "
"Mr. Wang"
"Mr. Wang"
"Mr. Wang"
"Mr. Wang"

After some google-fu I learned that in eastern name ordering, the family name precedes the given name. I can't believe I didn't know this until now.

/And here I just thought they liked saying Wang.
2013-05-17 09:58:02 PM
2 votes:

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Oops....Double post. Take it away, mods!


No, let them stay...like all those multiples of Chinese people in the world.
2013-05-17 09:53:18 PM
2 votes:
This has never been more appropriate:


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2013-05-18 04:07:25 PM
1 votes:

Bumblefark: ciberido: rka: Bumblefark: As for not walking around 3rd world hell holes, screaming, ""Murica, fark yea!"...meh.

Good thing there is a whole host of options between cowering behind a Maple Leaf, claiming to be Canadian, and running around yelling "Murica, fark yea". It was just a movie with puppets, not a travel instruction guide.

I only ever had one "bad" experience come from identifying myself as being from the USA, and that was in Pusan, South Korea.  I was walking home one night from a movie theater (which was conveniently located inside a shopping mall).   I had stopped before crossing a street, and this European guy came up to me.  At least, based on his accent and appearance, I assume he was European.  We have a very short dialog:

European guy: America?
Me: I'm from North America, yes.
European guy : But American?  Not Canadian.
Me: I'm from the USA, yes.  Not Canadian.
European guy : Sorry, I don't talk to Americans. [Walks off]

I wouldn't even call it a "bad" experience, really, just weird, especially as I was minding my own business and he started the whole thing.

On a somewhat related note, I try to avoid calling the USA "America" or myself as "American" because there are a number of South Americans who take objection to that.  I got tired of hearing "We are Americans, too!" or "Uruguay is in America!" so I try to avoid the issue by saying "USA" when I'm abroad.

Most gratuitous misrepresentation of my nationality:

I convinced a smoking hot French girl who I met in Avignon that I was only educated in the US (thus the accent) in order to convince her to have lunch with me. Think I claimed Iceland. No recollection. All I remember if the smoking hot French girl.

/Sorry, fellow countrymen: I'll disown you in a heartbeat if our poor global image as a nation threatens to get between me and a smoking hot French girl. I just will.


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2013-05-18 04:37:04 AM
1 votes:
Okay, I looked. We need coaches like that for our own domestic population.

The Ad Council needs to run a "don't be an asshole" series.

#1 People don't want to listen to your farking radio with your door open while you run into the liquor store, and they don't want to listen to your bullshiat blasting at the red light, and for the love of FSM, man, don't bring in some mobile blasting device to Wal-Mart like you are trying to bring back the boom box.

Next on our Ad Council series...Cooperative driving would work if only YOU would try it...don't be an asshole.
2013-05-18 03:48:09 AM
1 votes:
Surpass us in being hated?  Are you kidding?  Those amateurs aren't even close.  If you list "talking loudly" as one of your worst problems, forget being in the same league, you aren't even playing the same game.
2013-05-18 01:02:59 AM
1 votes:

buckler: fark, when I worked at a theme park whose name rhymes with "flea hurled", the behavior of the Brazilian tourists was so bad that they were informed they would be disinvited unless they adhered more closely to American cultural standards when they were here.


That's a lot of tourists
2013-05-18 12:57:02 AM
1 votes:
fark, when I worked at a theme park whose name rhymes with "flea hurled", the behavior of the Brazilian tourists was so bad that they were informed they would be disinvited unless they adhered more closely to American cultural standards when they were here.
2013-05-18 12:50:09 AM
1 votes:
I read the whole page with a chinese accent in my head.
2013-05-18 12:47:41 AM
1 votes:
I watched Connie Chung on the TV once.
2013-05-18 12:41:31 AM
1 votes:

jshine: Yea, its probably typical of 1st generation immigrants -- stick together when possible.  Its harmless enough and -- for those who stay -- will pass in successive generations.  In the mean time it means that some good restaurants will spring up to cater to their expat communities.


I don't know. There's something to be said about the benefits of experiencing other ways of life than your own. Creating closed-off pockets of only Chinese people and Chinese culture says that they don't care about understanding people other than themselves. I find that fairly rude in itself.

The saying isn't "When in Rome, do as the Chinese have always done and don't associate with the Romans."
2013-05-18 12:39:40 AM
1 votes:
What really bugs the hell out of me is when they decide to play joke and I have to shell out for a replacement cola.
2013-05-18 12:38:32 AM
1 votes:

insano: I don't know what's worse, rude tourists or visitors with complete apathy and even disdain for their surroundings.
The Chinese people I know in America (all graduate students) have zero desire to have any sort of cultural experience while living here. My Chinese friend and his wife  haven't ventured outside a two-block radius of their apartment in three years of grad school. When they socialize, it's only with other Chinese people; when they eat, it's only at Chinese restaurants; when they shop, it's only at the Asian grocery store.They watch only Chinese tv online and when they do, it's Chinese spin-offs of European or American shows (see Voice of China). I did come out with us to see a movie once; it was Life of Pi and he saw it only because it had a Chinese director.

Chicks from Hong Kong are freaks in bed though, so they've got that going for them, which is nice.

/CSB over


The mother of a chinese ex-girlfriend I had has been living, and working, in suburban American for 30 years and she doesn't speak one word of English.  30. Farking. Years.  That is dedication.
2013-05-18 12:25:38 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: When I was travelling it always seemed like Australians were the most obnoxious tourists. Of course that's just anecdotal.


Sorry, the correct answer is Germans.

After that, its neck and neck between Australians and Americans.
2013-05-17 11:51:59 PM
1 votes:
I don't know what's worse, rude tourists or visitors with complete apathy and even disdain for their surroundings.
The Chinese people I know in America (all graduate students) have zero desire to have any sort of cultural experience while living here. My Chinese friend and his wife  haven't ventured outside a two-block radius of their apartment in three years of grad school. When they socialize, it's only with other Chinese people; when they eat, it's only at Chinese restaurants; when they shop, it's only at the Asian grocery store.They watch only Chinese tv online and when they do, it's Chinese spin-offs of European or American shows (see Voice of China). I did come out with us to see a movie once; it was Life of Pi and he saw it only because it had a Chinese director.

Chicks from Hong Kong are freaks in bed though, so they've got that going for them, which is nice.

/CSB over
2013-05-17 10:45:42 PM
1 votes:
Wang Yang. That's a made up name, right?
2013-05-17 09:32:03 PM
1 votes:
Hey Big Ben, George Washington says KISS MY ASS!  USA!  USA!  USA!
 
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