Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Context is Everything

I swear this is true...

BACKGROUND: Singapore is a tiny, sovereign, island nation populated predominately by people with Chinese ancestry.

An ethnic-Chinese Singaporean recently pointed to another asian-looking gentleman and said, "That guy is always walking around talking about how proud he is to be a Honky".

He said this to an older Caucasian, so naturally the white guy figured that he was probably missing something and gently asked for clarification..."Did you just say that the Asian gentleman over there is a 'Honky'?"

The Singaporean replied, "Yep - he is very proud of the fact that he was born and raised in Hong Kong."

Another fine example of how wonderfully screwy the world really is...

1 comment:

Nel Pastel said...

Man - NOBODY likes honkies!