Friday, September 23, 2011

This is no chinatown

In one of the recent episodes of CSI, an agent appeared to have given an unclear answer. His superior responded - This is no Chinatown! So it appears that one of the stereotype for chinese people is that chinese are often ambiguous in expressing themselves.




3 Comments:

Blogger 舞者 said...

So you do have entertainment! After you told my wife that you have no entertainment ever since you have children, my wife has been nagging me whenever I settled down for an episode of Dexter or two.

Back to your blog post, American expressions are absolutely more ambiguous than Chinese expressions, e.g., "I hardly slept" means "I slept very little" or "I didn't sleep at all"? Meanwhile, Chinese have their "ying" and "yang", and nothing in between; except when the communist officials are taking bribe, in which case the amount of bribe becomes ambiguous, and takes a little bit of professional estimation.

9/26/2011 7:33 PM  
Blogger 舞者 said...

See above.

9/26/2011 7:34 PM  
Blogger stevetan76 said...

haha.... I just managed to catch a glimpse of whatever is being shown on TV ocassionally. I still spent incredibly little time on entertainment.

9/27/2011 12:36 PM  

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