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Post time 2012-2-27 00:57:26 |Display all floors
In America they sacked the guy who wrote " chink in the armour"

In China " gweilo" , " gweichai",  " harkgwei" are all par for the course.



I still don't get  it.

I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2012-2-27 02:46:19 |Display all floors
its alright in HK.
its not alright in America,

who's right? whose wrong?

I don't get it.
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2012-2-27 08:39:29 |Display all floors
gweilo is a term of endearment, meant no harm.

but to say chink in armour gets the sack.
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2015-8-3 23:00:58 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-2-27 08:39
gweilo is a term of endearment, meant no harm.

but to say chink in armour gets the sack.

'A chink in the armour' is an old saying but the word 'chink' doesn't refer to a Chinese person. It means there is a fault or a weakness in something.

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Post time 2015-8-4 03:35:34 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-2-27 02:46
its alright in HK.
its not alright in America,

They're just not PC enough over there-yet-and I hope they never will be.  Over here you need a barrister to check over what you're proposing to say before you say it.

Just in case some poor, down-trodden professional victim takes offence and and has the cops arrest you for it.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Arnold Bennett

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Post time 2015-8-4 05:33:14 |Display all floors
St_George Post time: 2015-8-4 03:35
They're just not PC enough over there-yet-and I hope they never will be.  Over here you need a bar ...

That was 2012.

I guess you got the idea.........
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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