Skip to comments.Dartmouth Cops Hunt Faux-Chinese Gibberish Speaker
Posted on 02/09/2013 3:52:27 AM PST by zeestephen
The object of this manhunt stands accused of speaking faux-Chinese to two Chinese students. He could face expulsion.
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C’Mon Man!!!!!! Everybody knows when college kids get drunker than a skunk, they all sound like they are speaking Chinese. I have video tapes of myself back in the day!
I brame the sirry mongorians.
Two things come to mind:
The Benny Hill skit in the chinese restaurant with a customer ordering “flied lice”, and of course the scene from airplane where they were speaking jive.
Since Chinese is not a Latin language, it sounds very alien to western ears, except for those few, masochistic souls willing to learn to speak it.
Importantly, while the written Chinese language was standardized by the rather brutal first emperor, the spoken versions vary considerably, to the point where those who live in one region have to speak in the Mandarin dialect to be understandable by others in non adjacent regions.
However, to the western ear, Mandarin sounds more like western speech, whereas Cantonese has been described as sounding more like angry ducks quacking.
Probably just a student trying out what he is learning in this introductory course, Ancient Mandarin 1, and the 2 students were not acquainted with the old language.
I could have provided some help had that headline been about a faux-English gibberish speaker. There’s one encamped at 1600 Penn’a Ave in our nation’s capital.
Great photo, great concept, hilarious one liner.
I pulled up your archive to see if you had other humorous posts.
First stop - James DePreist.
I lived in Portland, OR in the 1990’s and DePreist was the Symphony conductor.
Portland is the most self-consciously ALL white politically correct Liberal city in America.
Our Police Chief was Black, our School Superintendent was Black, our mayor was a foul mouthed Socialist female tavern owner, and, of course, DePreist was Black.
Eventually, our Police Chief would prove himself moderately incompetent and be replaced - by whom else - one of America's first female Police Chiefs.
I guess that's what conductors, clever ones, are paid to do.
My wife and I were just remembering that night from years ago. It was a good time.
I thought “Eroica on Quaaludes” was mockery.
Not a music guy myself, so I assumed DePreist was one half talent and one half Affirmative Action.