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  •  Ironically there is currently a battle on in (1+ / 0-)
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    China where the government has attempted to supplant Cantonese in some situations with Mandarin, the official language, only to be met with vigorous opposition from Cantonese speakers who claim that such efforts are meant to homogenize their culture. (as understood from BBC reports)

    •  only 7% of all Chinese speak Cantonese whereas (0+ / 0-)

      Larry the Cable Guy is ubiquitous

      "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

      by annieli on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 11:05:01 AM PDT

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    •  Do the Cantonese (0+ / 0-)

      talk obsessively about the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

      "Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President. One hopes it is the same half." - Gore Vidal

      by sapper on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 11:35:00 AM PDT

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      •  In Akron where the Lubber meets the Load (0+ / 0-)

        While pronounced differently, Canton (Can’-tun) NY was named for Canton, China.

        Pekin, IL:

        The school teams were officially known as the Pekin Chinks until 1980 when the school administration changed the mascot to the Pekin Dragons. The team mascot was a student dressed as a Chinaman wearing a coolie hat, who struck a gong when the team scored. An earlier attempt was made by a visit of Chinese American groups to change the name from Chinks during the 1974–1975 school year; this was voted down by the student body. The event received national attention.

        "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

        by annieli on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 11:44:22 AM PDT

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