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Lin Lin
Feb 1st, 2010, 09:40 AM
It shocked me a bit actually when I first saw the two words in reports from Agency France Press:lol::lol::lol:

I am wondering whether a tennis journalist from AFP is lurking here:spit:


From AFP:
Grabbing almost as much attention as Williams and Henin were Chinese semi-finalists Li Na and Zheng Jie, the "Golden Flowers" who created history when they both reached the quarter-finals of the same Grand Slam, then went a step further to reach the final four.


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_sports/view/1034496/1/.html

GrandMartha
Feb 1st, 2010, 09:41 AM
link? :rolleyes:

Lin Lin
Feb 1st, 2010, 09:43 AM
link? :rolleyes:

Link added.:)

belzebub
Feb 1st, 2010, 09:51 AM
I saw the expression at a BBC website as well I believe:

Let us launch some alternatives:

- Wooden Tower
- Golden Shower
- Flame Thrower (something like a Chinese Dragon :lol::lol:)
- Floppy Power (Zheng's serve)

Marilyn Monheaux
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:14 AM
I saw the expression at a BBC website as well I believe:

Let us launch some alternatives:

- Wooden Tower
- Golden Shower
- Flame Thrower (something like a Chinese Dragon :lol::lol:)
- Floppy Power (Zheng's serve)

:spit::tape::

steffiandbibi
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:59 AM
I saw the expression at a BBC website as well I believe:

Let us launch some alternatives:

- Wooden Tower
- Golden Shower
- Flame Thrower (something like a Chinese Dragon :lol::lol:)
- Floppy Power (Zheng's serve)

what kind of chinese dragon throw flame? do you mean Loong?
i only know they dominate rivers and sea, make rain and thunder, and can spray water.
one of Loong's nine kinds of sons are surrounded by fire, but they dont throw it.

ce
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:08 AM
omg :tape:
:tape:
:spit:

debby
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:10 AM
I am beginning to believe Na-goat is Na Li, that would explain all this inspiration from Na-goat.

Boreas
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:11 AM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...

Renalicious
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:15 AM
Omg :haha:

WhoAmI?
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:21 AM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...

OMG :spit::lol:
:tape:

silverwhite
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:24 AM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...

When did that happen? :spit:

Pebbles
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:30 AM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...
:worship:

newselflee
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:57 AM
It's not invented by "a moronic Chinese poster". Chinese media have used this for years. Google "中国金花", which means Chinese golden flower, you can get 14,000,000 results. All from Chinese media.

newselflee
Feb 1st, 2010, 12:04 PM
Also, 中国小花 "Chinese Little Flower" is a standard usage on media. It literally means Next Generation of Golden Flower. Most time it's referred to female tennis players, but also used for female badminton players .

hdfb
Feb 1st, 2010, 12:17 PM
It's not invented by "a moronic Chinese poster". Chinese media have used this for years. Google "中国金花", which means Chinese golden flower, you can get 14,000,000 results. All from Chinese media.

This. Commentators during Beijing tournament on Chinese TV refer to them as golden flowers.

Ellery
Feb 1st, 2010, 12:27 PM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...

The term "golden flowers" has been used by the Chinese media to refer to female athletes for years :p

In the nineties, when Chinese swimming was at its peak (before all the doping crap :o :o :o), all the female swimmers were known as golden flowers too :drool:

Svetlana)))
Feb 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
I was stunned the morning Li Na made the semis because it was a huge spread on the sports page, "GOLDEN FLOWERS BLOOMING"

Valanga
Feb 1st, 2010, 12:34 PM
:yawn: Chinese use this term for ages already

RFSTB
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:16 PM
The Golden Flowers are neither Golden nor Flowers. Discuss. :devil:

Noctis
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:23 PM
The origins of Golden flowers
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/graphics/press_releases/21_7_09/3.jpg
from TVB 'The 4 golden flowers started all' I was so sad when feifei died,she was always so funny.

Partner your really getting on my nerves :rolls:

barboza
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:27 PM
It's not invented by "a moronic Chinese poster". Chinese media have used this for years. Google "中国金花", which means Chinese golden flower, you can get 14,000,000 results. All from Chinese media.

Who cares about Chinese "censor" media

Noctis
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:29 PM
Who cares about Chinese "censor" media

why do you care to post here than. and leave that guy alone,pick a fight with a dog or a baby.

hablo
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:39 PM
Also, 中国小花 "Chinese Little Flower" is a standard usage on media. It literally means Next Generation of Golden Flower. Most time it's referred to female tennis players, but also used for female badminton players .

It's not invented by "a moronic Chinese poster". Chinese media have used this for years. Google "中国金花", which means Chinese golden flower, you can get 14,000,000 results. All from Chinese media.

Good to know.

Serenita
Feb 1st, 2010, 07:56 PM
why do you care to post here than. and leave that guy alone,pick a fight with a dog or a baby.
Shazamm

:lol:

DOUBLEFIST
Feb 1st, 2010, 08:08 PM
It shocked me a bit actually when I first saw the two words in reports from Agency France Press:lol::lol::lol:

I am wondering whether a tennis journalist from AFP is lurking here:spit:


From AFP:
Grabbing almost as much attention as Williams and Henin were Chinese semi-finalists Li Na and Zheng Jie, the "Golden Flowers" who created history when they both reached the quarter-finals of the same Grand Slam, then went a step further to reach the final four.


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_sports/view/1034496/1/.html
Is TF where "Golden Flower" started?

Because I heard Someone doing one of the pre-semifinal intros say that's what they were called in all of China.

Noctis
Feb 1st, 2010, 08:24 PM
No Lin Lin is "法轮功' she teachs people to

http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,822169,00.jpg

Lin Lin
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:24 PM
Cheng Cheng:weirdo:

Pasta-Na
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:37 PM
No Lin Lin is "法轮功' she teachs people to

http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,822169,00.jpg

Cheng Cheng:weirdo:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

*JR*
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:57 PM
http://modernchinesedynasties.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_sex_life_of_chairman_mao

Another err, "possible origin" of the term goes back @ least to Chairman Mao:

Throughout the period of his ascendancy, as reports of his personal life have made clear, young and virgin girls were brought to his bed on a regular basis. Agents, they might equally be termed pimps, roamed the Chinese countryside searching for suitable girls and explained the situation to their parents. They were sold the idea that a great honour was being provided for them and their daughter. Perhaps financial or material inducements were also provided at need. Presumably, there are a number of these women living still in China with Mao’s children, although this is not a subject which is discussed very much in the public sphere.

Volcana
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:00 PM
Who cares about Chinese "censor" media1) The 15-20% of the world's population who actually live in China kinda have a vested interest.

2) Since 15-20% of the world's population who actually live in China, the rest of us have kinda have a vested interest.

3) The Chinese government may censor the media, but news gets out. If you happened to live in the USA during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, and you made the effort, you would have noticed we hae our own ways of censoring the media here too. Same thing, after the 2000 presidential election. emonstrations involving millions of people never wound up on the evening news. England has their 'Official Secrets Act'. Most governments censor the media, some more than others. As it happens, I think I' rather live under the USA system than under China's. But I also think a billion or so Chinese would disagree with me.

NOTE: I am leaving room for several hundred million Chinese to agree with me.

hectopascal
Feb 3rd, 2010, 08:04 AM
I'm sure the term "Golden Flower" is normal and civilized in Chinese and for that matter in almost any language.

It's just that thanks to Yankees who are perverts, the english language version has a whole different connotation.

I didn't know golden flower had a sensual meaning? Golden Shower on the other hand.....

svetaisthebest
Feb 3rd, 2010, 09:13 AM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...

:haha:

tennis-insomniac
Feb 3rd, 2010, 09:42 AM
In Thailand Golden Flower is translated as SLUT....

Noctis
Feb 3rd, 2010, 09:48 AM
In Thailand Golden Flower is translated as SLUT....

then again, Thailand lacks education needs in this things.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 3rd, 2010, 09:52 AM
then again, Thailand lacks education needs in this things.

:rolleyes: :lol:

Lin Lin
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:26 AM
:speakles:

Alizé Molik
Feb 3rd, 2010, 12:06 PM
then again, Thailand lacks education needs in this things.

I don't think this comment would have had the same pop if it had made any kind of grammatical sense. :lol:

ivanban
Feb 3rd, 2010, 07:47 PM
I don't think this comment would have had the same pop if it had made any kind of grammatical sense. :lol:

:o

croat123
Feb 3rd, 2010, 09:06 PM
A moronic Chinese poster uses a retarded phrase and everyone falls for it:unsure: But is this really a surprise? Few years ago they took PYW results as real ones and published them everywhere...
the worst was, half of that scoring thread was us commenting on how stupid they were for just taking our scores. all of the scorelines were something like 6-0 0-6 7-6(12) :o

Experimentee
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Is there still a link to the article which published PYW results as real ones? :lol: