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pov
Jan 28th, 2010, 04:17 PM
I myself was falling into chuckling and finding her answers "cute." Then I went . whoa . what if someone interviewed me in Chinese. Chinese people would be saying - "It's so cute how he smiles and nods at everything. Very quiet and composed" IOW The fact that Li Na can answer anything in English is another accomplishment on her part.

barboza
Jan 28th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Li Na = cute FOB

moby
Jan 28th, 2010, 04:23 PM
It's true. That said, it's not only English speakers who find this novel. Personally, I always find it cute when a non-native speaker mangles all the tones in Mandarin. I can do a half-decent imitation of it too. :D

Li Na = cute FOBShe never got on the boat. Also, isn't FOB derogatory?

barboza
Jan 28th, 2010, 04:35 PM
It's true. That said, it's not only English speakers who find this novel. Personally, I always find it cute when a non-native speaker mangles all the tones in Mandarin. I can do a half-decent imitation of it too. :D

She never got on the boat. Also, isn't FOB derogatory?

It's not derogatory; I view FOB as a cute thing and my mom does it all the time.

tommyk75
Jan 28th, 2010, 04:53 PM
You may think it's cute, but it's used against immigrants, especially in school, all the time, and it is very much meant in a mean and derogatory way...

@danieln1
Jan 28th, 2010, 05:03 PM
I´ve been saying this the whole tournaments: her interviews are the best, the answers are so honest, she just don´t care about what she´s saying!

In one I started laughing loud here, because the answer was so funny!

barboza
Jan 28th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Err my mom is fob

Pureracket
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Many Asian people (especially women) find the whole "cute" thing derogatory. Then again, I'm stunningly handsome. I've been called "cute" for most of my life.