Week 23 Roundup

Monday 15 June 2009, 9.39pm HKT

[Roundup for week of 08-14 June 2009]

“… spoke American-sitcom English …”

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“Life is short. Remind those that need reminding that you need to follow your own path, do what you fancy, whatever others think of you.”

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“… gei nubb sunn …”

(Old-fashioned Cantonese idiom meaning ‘a few cents’ more commonly heard in the 1970s)

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“You determine your own common sense. Why do you have to live by other people’s common sense?”

(Korean man and woman, 15 June 2009)

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“It should be done in easy-to-understand language to make sure it can reach the most people.”

(Cao Wei, vice-curator of the Museum of Terracotta Army, on how to explain ancient Chinese medical tracts, 15 June 2009. Mr Cao’s own speech in Chinese is a paragon of elegant directness.)

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“They [priests] don’t always know they’re being used. Their idea is like they have to be on the side of co-religionists no matter what, good or bad, regardless of the sense or nonsense of their case. Evolution IS compatible with the religion. Those who don’t think so don’t really know their own religion.”

(Conversation with priests, 14 June 2009)

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