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(BBC)   Vietnam means never having to say 'I love you'   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 35
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2013-08-30 09:00:47 AM
The dead therefore need their home comforts as much as the living. But how do they obtain mobile phones, washing machines and new clothes?

Simple. Their living relatives buy paper effigies of the items and simply set fire to them and the objects are transferred to the afterlife in the smoke.



What's wrong?

Oh, my stupid relatives just burned an effigy of an iPhone 4. "It's 2013, people!"
 
2013-08-30 09:13:21 AM
I thought they'd love me long time.
 
2013-08-30 09:18:29 AM
An yew em
 
2013-08-30 09:24:31 AM
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2013-08-30 09:24:37 AM
FTA: "The outfit, the ao dai - pronounced ow zigh"

Well, that was helpful
 
Skr
2013-08-30 09:24:38 AM
Hmm could probably just go third person and say "name loves name". I suppose that still isn't quite I love you.
Passing knowledge of Korean and Japanese so the usage of honorifics is familiar to me.
 
2013-08-30 09:27:07 AM
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2013-08-30 09:27:13 AM
Tank 843 got the glory, it is believed, because it was the one used in a re-enactment staged for the movie cameras immediately after the real event.

Sounds like the flag on Mount Suribachi.
 
2013-08-30 09:30:44 AM
Vietnam Necrophilia means never having to say 'I love you'

Fixed that for you, subby.
 
2013-08-30 09:33:38 AM

Sybarite: Oh, my stupid relatives just burned an effigy of an iPhone 4. "It's 2013, people!"


Exactly, everyone knows you get an Galaxy S4 not the Iphone anymore
 
2013-08-30 09:36:27 AM

technofiend: Vietnam Necrophilia means never having to say 'I love you'

Fixed that for you, subby.


You're dead to me.
 
2013-08-30 09:40:28 AM

blatz514: technofiend: Vietnam Necrophilia means never having to say 'I love you'

Fixed that for you, subby.

You're dead to me.


Get a room.
 
2013-08-30 09:41:46 AM

technofiend: Necrophilia means never having to say 'I love you'


Damn, that's cold.
 
2013-08-30 09:48:16 AM
FTFA: 3. One in six is employed by the security forces

I wonder what the ratio is here in the US when you consider DHS, NSA, FBI, CIA, state police, local police, etc... The list goes on and on.
 
2013-08-30 09:50:23 AM
One of the old man waiters at the pho place near me has an odd couple of tattoos on his arms... jailhouse style lettering reading "B.PAS".. I wonder what that's about, and also what sort of shiat that man must have seen. He's sweet as a peach to customers.

I sure ain't asking about it.
 
2013-08-30 10:04:15 AM

blatz514: You're dead to me.


I'm just not that into you, man.

Spaced Lion: Damn, that's cold.


Licking a flag pole in winter cold,  or ex-wife sold everything for a dollar cold?

Glenford: Get a room.


It's called a morgue.  That's where all the best dating is done.  Plus you don't have to bring a meal for you date... see the cheap date thread.
 
2013-08-30 10:06:34 AM
I dated a Vietnamese girl for awhile. She was frikkin' gorgeous. Hot spinner body. Beautiful coal black hair...turned out she 's crazier than a shiathouse rat. Hasn't bought new clothes since I dated her back in the 80's.
Evidently she lives out of her car these days, even though she has a college degree.
 
2013-08-30 10:07:29 AM
Good for us this is not Nam.  There are rules here.
 
2013-08-30 10:27:32 AM
I thought their preferred way of saying it was, "ME love you..." then something that followed, I forget.
 
2013-08-30 10:56:56 AM
This is not 'Nam. There are rules.
 
2013-08-30 11:00:27 AM

Maud Dib: I dated a Vietnamese girl for awhile. She was frikkin' gorgeous. Hot spinner body. Beautiful coal black hair...turned out she 's crazier than a shiathouse rat. Hasn't bought new clothes since I dated her back in the 80's.
Evidently she lives out of her car these days, even though she has a college degree.


Mine decided to stage her own Kobyashi Maru scenario during a performance of Cats. She told me she left her purse under the seat and then "went to the bathroom." She actually took the purse with her and then stayed away for 1/2 hour to see what I would do.  If I left my seat without finding her purse - the one she took with her - I was in trouble, and if I didn't go looking for her I was an inconsiderate boyfriend.  Much like Kirk I decided write my own answer on the test "This is where we part ways."
 
2013-08-30 11:03:41 AM
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2013-08-30 11:08:13 AM

technofiend: blatz514: You're dead to me.

I'm just not that into you, man.

Spaced Lion: Damn, that's cold.

Licking a flag pole in winter cold,  or ex-wife sold everything for a dollar cold?

Glenford: Get a room.

It's called a morgue.  That's where all the best dating is done.  Plus you don't have to bring a meal for you date... see the cheap date thread.


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Approves.
 
2013-08-30 11:14:03 AM

ciberido: Approves.


Kim Basinger?

Oh my, my, oh hell yes, you got to put on that party dress.
It was too cold to cry, when I woke up alone.
 
2013-08-30 12:30:14 PM

drongozone: FTA: "The outfit, the ao dai - pronounced ow zigh"

Well, that was helpful


I always wondered about that. Why is it that when they use the western alfabet to write things like names, that the pronounciation has nothing to do with the actual letters they use?

Anyone able to shine some light on this?
 
2013-08-30 12:43:27 PM

DerAppie: drongozone: FTA: "The outfit, the ao dai - pronounced ow zigh"

Well, that was helpful

I always wondered about that. Why is it that when they use the western alfabet to write things like names, that the pronounciation has nothing to do with the actual letters they use?

Anyone able to shine some light on this?


I think it began with the British not really caring how they were saying it.
 
2013-08-30 12:54:24 PM

technofiend: ciberido: Approves.

Kim Basinger?

Oh my, my, oh hell yes, you got to put on that party dress.
It was too cold to cry, when I woke up alone.


Yes.
 
2013-08-30 12:56:53 PM

Billy Bathsalt: DerAppie: drongozone: FTA: "The outfit, the ao dai - pronounced ow zigh"

Well, that was helpful

I always wondered about that. Why is it that when they use the western alfabet to write things like names, that the pronounciation has nothing to do with the actual letters they use?

Anyone able to shine some light on this?

I think it began with the British not really caring how they were saying it.


There are a couple of different reasons, but yes, most of them boil down to "didn't really care that much."  Linguistics wasn't really a science until pretty recently.  Very little effort was put into understanding why things worked the way they do.  It was more about being a Grammar Nazi.
 
2013-08-30 01:00:14 PM
Pho-ey.
 
2013-08-30 01:33:01 PM

Billy Bathsalt: DerAppie: drongozone: FTA: "The outfit, the ao dai - pronounced ow zigh"

Well, that was helpful

I always wondered about that. Why is it that when they use the western alfabet to write things like names, that the pronounciation has nothing to do with the actual letters they use?

Anyone able to shine some light on this?

I think it began with the British not really caring how they were saying it.


I spent over a month in Vietnam and I could barely say "thank you" in Vietnamese by the time I left.  Keep in mind that they use a Roman alphabet; yet if you try to say what you are reading you will inevitably fail miserably due to the tonal inflections.  "Ha" means half a dozen things depending upon how it is pronounced.   Toss in the fact that the language is highly formalized according to status and manners.  Nigh impossible.

/thank you is "kerm ong" but you will likely pronounce it incorrectly
 
2013-08-30 01:44:05 PM

Maud Dib: I dated a Vietnamese girl for awhile. She was frikkin' gorgeous. Hot spinner body. Beautiful coal black hair...turned out she 's crazier than a shiathouse rat. Hasn't bought new clothes since I dated her back in the 80's.
Evidently she lives out of her car these days, even though she has a college degree.


I dated a philipino girl for an unfortunate amount of time. Hotter then hell; more paranoid then a birther. She'd try to "prove" that I was running around on her; even though I could prove my timeline of events down to the minute.

Long story short; DON'T DATE CRAZY ASIAN WOMEN.
 
2013-08-30 01:57:07 PM

iheartscotch: Maud Dib: I dated a Vietnamese girl for awhile. She was frikkin' gorgeous. Hot spinner body. Beautiful coal black hair...turned out she 's crazier than a shiathouse rat. Hasn't bought new clothes since I dated her back in the 80's.
Evidently she lives out of her car these days, even though she has a college degree.

I dated a philipino girl for an unfortunate amount of time. Hotter then hell; more paranoid then a birther. She'd try to "prove" that I was running around on her; even though I could prove my timeline of events down to the minute.

Long story short; DON'T DATE CRAZY ASIAN WOMEN.


i dont see what asian has to do with any of this
 
2013-08-30 02:16:38 PM

thisiszombocom: iheartscotch: Maud Dib: I dated a Vietnamese girl for awhile. She was frikkin' gorgeous. Hot spinner body. Beautiful coal black hair...turned out she 's crazier than a shiathouse rat. Hasn't bought new clothes since I dated her back in the 80's.
Evidently she lives out of her car these days, even though she has a college degree.

I dated a philipino girl for an unfortunate amount of time. Hotter then hell; more paranoid then a birther. She'd try to "prove" that I was running around on her; even though I could prove my timeline of events down to the minute.

Long story short; DON'T DATE CRAZY ASIAN WOMEN.

i dont see what asian has to do with any of this


To be fair; I should have put don't date crazy women. But, it seems that Asian women have a greater share of teh crazy then other women.
 
2013-08-30 11:09:19 PM

iheartscotch: To be fair; I should have put don't date crazy women. But, it seems that Asian women have a greater share of teh crazy then other women.


That's what my head-shrinker told me.
 
2013-08-30 11:10:04 PM

iheartscotch: more paranoid then a birther. She'd try to "prove" that I was running around on her; even though I could prove my timeline of events down to the minute.


Borderline and likely cheating on you.
 
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