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Joon wrote:Funny you get offended. Because Asians and other people of color who were born in the US or other "Western" countries get this routinely and when they point it out, they're told they are being too sensitive.
This clip is not about "racism," it's about making people realize they are saying the stupidest shit to other people.
I thought it very funny and a good use of humour to illustrate a point. A few months ago I was talking to a Khmer guy who was living in Australia, and who had cultivated a real "ocker" Australian accent. He asked me where I was from and when I said Australia. He replied really, you don't sound Australian
Lol. My wife calls those people "try hard gwailo".
We're 'enjoying' cable TV for the first time - as a linguist I find myself subconsciously grinding my teeth and realise it's because of the 'cultured accent' the ad announcers use. Nothing like putting the wrong emPHAsis on the right sylLAble. That ad about living korREEan really craps me.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!