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Post time 2007-7-2 18:30:58 |Display all floors
Why are Chinese so insecure about themselves?
Aren't people entitled to their own opinions?
Many people have immigrated to China over the years because they like it here and they are degraded in public, how do you think they feel?

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Post time 2007-7-3 10:21:26 |Display all floors
Originally posted by avrilhu at 2007-6-16 22:20
I have been the listener of the BBC program for about one year .I listen to it everyday and it has became the integral part of my college life.But what makes me a little annoy is that I often hear  ...

It's the same with CNN. I'm thinking about Lou Dobbs, every time he talks about China he name it ''communist China''. Is there really a need to specify it each time? My thinking is that it's funny since today's china is less socialist then almost all G8 countries.

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Post time 2007-7-6 14:14:05 |Display all floors


I draw a conclusion as followeople are always talking.
I came,I saw,I conquered!

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Post time 2007-7-6 14:17:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by avrilhu at 2007-7-6 14:14
I draw a conclusion as followeople are always talking.

Pls read this & you will know more
Which is the chatty sex? Turns out both are

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Men talk every bit as much as women do, U.S. researchers said after painstakingly counting every word that 400 volunteers spoke.

Their study, published on Thursday in the journal Science, challenges the common wisdom that women are somehow biologically programmed to talk more -- but the researchers said people do often fulfill gender roles when it comes to subject matter.

"Women and men both use on average about 16,000 words per day, with very large individual differences around this mean," the researchers, led by psychologist Matthias Mehl of the University of Arizona, wrote.

Mehl and colleagues had been struck by widespread assertions that women talk more each day than men, and have a bigger vocabulary. "The 20,000-versus-7,000 word estimates appear to have achieved the status of a cultural myth," they wrote.

"So we generalize and say that women just talk all the time," Mehl added in a telephone interview.

Mehl's team tested this belief by recruiting 396 U.S. and Mexican college students who wore a personal digital assistant with a recorder for anywhere between two and 10 days.

The devices recorded for 30-second periods every 12 or so minutes, giving representative samples of how much each person talked.


Teams of transcribers took down every word and then extrapolated each person's daily verbiage.

"The data suggest that women spoke on average 16,215 words and men 15,669 words over an assumed period of, on average, 17 waking hours," the researchers wrote.

The variation among the different men in the sample and among the women was far greater than the differences between the sexes as a group, Mehl said.

"Just to illustrate the magnitude of difference, among the three most talkative males in the study, one used 47,000 words. The least talkative male spoke just a little more than 500," he said.

Mehl noted that because all the volunteers were college students, there could be social or cultural factors at work. But the study suggests that there is no underlying biological difference that accounts for talkativeness.

"I think the next step is to look into older community samples, maybe older adults in different parts of the world and see whether different cultural norms play a role," Mehl said.

There were stereotypical difference in subject matter.

"Men talk more about technology, work, money. They also use more numbers," he said.

"Women talk more about fashion and about relationships."

But again, Mehl said, the differences between two men or between two women were far greater than overall sex differences.

And both sexes can babble on senselessly. "Sometimes you find a stream of words but people don't say very much," he said. "You just talk and talk and talk."

Copyright © 2007 Reuters
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Post time 2007-7-11 01:14:00 |Display all floors
so simple!
the western country envy CHINA!

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Post time 2007-7-11 04:50:44 |Display all floors

Oh yeah!

Originally posted by yaoyueying at 2007-7-11 01:14
so simple!
the western country envy CHINA!

We all want to be 5'2, with yellow skin, black hair and slant eyes. We want to have the most populated and polluted cities in the world.

I am going to find a cosmetic surgeon right now to chop off about a 30 cm off of my height and I am going to start throwing all my garbage on the streets so I can be just like the CHinese who I envy so much!!!

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