By Asian - 07/02/2016 19:03 - United States - Clover

Today, I was asked to prove that I was Chinese by translating the phrase, "Ching chong ming chang ho". I'm not even Chinese. FML
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Same thing different taste

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deathstroke990 22

@everyone asking for op to translate it: it doesn't mean anything, its a pejorative phrase used by racist idiots to mock the Chinese language.

ourtneyc 14


ourtneyc 14

Well considering that the above phrase is mostly gibberish....

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According to google translate it means nothing

They do mean something but only as individual words. That's like saying "pig car bus cloud honk". They are words but don't make a sentence.

I understand Mandarin, and I also can back up that this makes no sense. Reminds me of that UCLA girl who went viral for saying "ching chong ling long ting tong"

it does not mean anything. this is bull crap

@10 - It doesn't mean shit. It's an ignorant racist comment from someone trying to be funny by making sounds which they believe to be an approximation of what they heard. I'm Chinese so I'd like to think that I am a reliable source of information here!

Now I just want to walk up to a random person on the street and go "pig car bus cloud honk" and walk away.

Suaria 38

My ex friend who is Chinese told me it doesn't mean anything. It is just a string of words that don't make sense together.

Wow what a dick, you should never assume anyone's race.

strawberrydreams 18

I think you mean ethnicity/nationality because OP implied that they are already Asian, just not Chinese. I fully agree with you though.

Well, assuming race in itself isn't bad. It's blabbing stereotypical unfunny, trash that's dumb.

Malsain_fml 10

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Allornone 35

it means his boss is ignorant on a number of levels, and if this comment is serious, you are not far behind.

There is absolutely no implication of the person being op's boss.

Malsain_fml 10

#25 Still in front of you though. Have you ever met that guy they call Irony? You should meet that guy, he changes your life. Really...

Malsain_fml 10

Gosh! Have I been fooled? Must have been one of his relatives. They all look like...

@56, absolutely unnecessary... Regardless of whatever you were trying to say you only come off as stupid as the person who was telling OP to translate.

deathstroke990 22

@everyone asking for op to translate it: it doesn't mean anything, its a pejorative phrase used by racist idiots to mock the Chinese language.

Malsain_fml 10

Alright, got it... but what does it mean...?

Malsain_fml 10

I did. It's actually you guy who don't got it. I'm talking about irony.

fangirlofthings 21

That's not irony, that's just a bad joke.

Malsain_fml 10

It could be disscussed! I am pretty sure it is a cultural issue eventually.

It's a fail, Malsain. Accept and move on.

Goblin182 26

Per Google translate: Eat insects that sing oh. But they probably didn't know it meant anything, just being racist.

I feel like education helps but some people just choose to not use their brain in everyday life and thus the remain ignorant.

#18 You need a decent board of education for that.

Not really... Just look at all the idiots that graduate from high school.

Don't let it bother you OP! Ignorance shows the stupidity of the beholder..

I believe the proper translation of "Ching chong ming chang ho" is "I'm a pathetic, ignorant bigot who can't even be bothered to attempt an actual Chinese sentence. Pity me."

Even if that meant something and you were Chinese, why would you need to prove it to anyone? And like everyone of Chinese descent knows the language? Not even starting on the different dialects.. People make me want to hit my head on the wall sometimes..or their head.