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Mainland Charmer Sugarcoats Words:

So this is how the common or garden mainlander sees HK people…

No. of course not. This geezer is just an army of one. A rabid minority misunderstanding his own nationality. Oh, and a professor at Beijing University. No doubt an expert on all things cultural.

So here we have it. Hong Kong people are bastards. Running dogs. Thieves. And … oh yes. Yes, running dogs. Yes, it is the 1960’s.

At least the presenter had the grace to look really uncomfortable. But this kind of spouting is very common on the mainland today. He and other of his kind hide behind the cloak of ‘anti-imperialism’ to let rip. He can just say what he wants unchallenged because he knows it suits the mainland government. Imagine what would happen if he said “well, I think Tibet should be free, actually.”

Note how “everyone must speak Mandarin” features prominently in his rant. What is it I always call that language again? Oh yeah, “Imperialist Communist speech-making language.” Heh.

Today’s Classifier: 套

套, mainly classifier for films, as in - 套戲,yat tou hei – a ‘wrapper'(?) of film. Possibly from when films came in big metal cases. By the way, the origin of 戲 hei is ‘Chinese opera,’ but is now almost solely used for movies.

The word also pops up in 外套,oi tou, jacket or outside wrap. That was today’s classifier, good night.

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