Chinese people with English 'names'

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    i also had a taxi driver with the chinese name....

    YU TIT MAN

    !!!


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    I had a waitress once named Daniel. I informed her the girls version was Danielle. She shrugged and said she like Daniel better. go figure.


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    i deal with this all the time.

    stranger: hi, what's your name?
    me: greenie
    stranger: oh you mean genie?
    me: no, it's greenie. (i'd think i knew how to pronounce my own name)
    stranger: oh is that your real name?
    me: *annoyed* yes
    stranger: are your parents hippies?
    me: *very annoyed* no there is no such thing as chinese hippies.
    stranger: why did your parents name you greenie then?
    greenie: because they don't know english.

    GRRRRR.


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    > stranger: are your parents hippies?

    Ah, that cracked me yo


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    "Cracked me up "

    My fingers are obviously not working properly today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenietea:
    me: *very annoyed* no there is no such thing as chinese hippies.
    ummmm...have you ever heard of Long Hair? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjk:
    Last week I was served by a "Shadow" at my bank.
    "But" assisted my wife with problems on our washing machine.

    In China my dishes were served by "Internet", our freight forwarder has an account manager called "Toast"!

    We came across Tongue, Pubic, Circumference, Dragon, Windy, Cloudy, Sermon, Milo, ...and the list goes on.
    this one is really funny, LOL maybe "but" is a chinese name but same sound as "but" i think. I know a person called "Ship"....he is doing abt the shipping stuffs......he is very loyal to his job i think....but hey, sometimes we will laugh at some real english names like "Dino"="crazy man" in chinese pronunciation. ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenietea:
    i deal with this all the time.

    stranger: hi, what's your name?
    me: greenie
    stranger: oh you mean genie?
    me: no, it's greenie. (i'd think i knew how to pronounce my own name)
    stranger: oh is that your real name?
    me: *annoyed* yes
    stranger: are your parents hippies?
    me: *very annoyed* no there is no such thing as chinese hippies.
    stranger: why did your parents name you greenie then?
    greenie: because they don't know english.

    GRRRRR.
    I was under the impression that these people just arbitrarily picked words (nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives...basically indiscriminate)from an English dictionary, had no idea their parents would be doing it.
    Last edited by Pekkerhead; 03-10-2006 at 01:45 PM.

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    Great laugh

    I was wanting to start one of these threads ages ago, but as freeier said, I didn't want to offend anyone.

    However, now that it's started tho and the ball is rolling;
    I've met a Kinky, Circle, Bean (whose surname was Tang) and a couple of Fanny's.


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    I'm not too worried about offending people

    Let's face it, with some of these names you are opening yourself up to ridicule.

    I like to think of this thread as more of a public service, so anyone wishing to adopt an English name can read through this list and avoid some of the more silly ones.

    However, I have to say, I don't see what is wrong with being called 'Circumference'. It is a fine choice for anyone and I won't hear another bad word said about it.

    I can't wait to meet my first 'Peckerhead' though.


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