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5-03-2008 @ 10:49PM
Can't believe the posts here ..... "Engrish" isn't universally Asian - it's universally OFFENSIVE.Nobody here thinks that typing out a stereotype and a message board full of off-color jokes is in bad taste?
5-04-2008 @ 2:46PM
Your lame PC outrage is universally Californian. L2relax
5-05-2008 @ 3:13PM
To "The BTeam" - actually your lack of outrage is universally ignorant. I see why you're not the 'A' team.
5-04-2008 @ 7:30PM
Do you mean to infer in your snarky comment that the letter B is in someway inferior to the letter A? You, sir, are a Letter-ist! I am OUTRAGED at your wholly IGNORANT comment. The letter B is just as valuable to the English language as the letter A. In fact, many beautiful and meaningful words begin with the letter B. One example of a B word pertinent to this argument is “Base,” as in, “All your Base are belong to us!” Please don’t mistake my defense of B for Letter-ism. I don’t want to suggest that the letter A is not special as well. A good example of an A word is “Asian,” which I also believe is pertinent to this conversation. To wit, “Engrish is UNIVERSALLY Asian.” I hope you stop practicing this disgusting brand of bigotry, as I find it OFFENSIVE. See, Al, I can also get worked up about silly things. Let’s focus our energies on the real issues and not some interestingly translated signs. Again, L2relax.The letter B is beautiful too! http://www.southmont.k12.in.us/WalnutElementary/Staff/BeckyWalters/images/MrB_000.gif
5-05-2008 @ 3:31PM
I'm not worked up at all. I would like to say I'm betting that most of you (who posted comments here) would not use the word 'Engrish' in front of an Asian person you didn't know out of respect, and I think just a bit of common sense would tell you the same should be true of postings here on this blog. Honestly - this post with the stereotyped misspoken word seems more from a children's after-school tv special about diversity than an actual serious poster - but then maybe he just knows who his audience is and how they will react.
5-05-2008 @ 3:33PM
I'm the poster and I'm Asian. Before I used the word 'Engrish' I looked it up and wikipedia it said it generally covers Asian interpretations of English. Furthermore, if anyone actually used the link I provided -- babelfish -- to translate the original Chinese page, they would have found the translation to be in... lo and behold... Engrish.It's ok. Engrish is funny.
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