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Old 07-30-2015, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I'm on the GZ metro now and the stank is quite heavy... a mix of musky BO and butt.

What's actually really funny is that about 10 minutes ago, a street vendor with his wares (pickled veggies and fermented tofu) on a little handcart got on and fouled it up bad. The two aunties beside me didn't see the vendor who was on my other side, wrinkled their noses, and said "that foreigner smells disgusting." I chuckled and said, "actually, it's that Chinese guy carrying Chinese food."

They were appropriately ashamed.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I'm on the GZ metro now and the stank is quite heavy... a mix of musky BO and butt.

What's actually really funny is that about 10 minutes ago, a street vendor with his wares (pickled veggies and fermented tofu) on a little handcart got on and fouled it up bad. The two aunties beside me didn't see the vendor who was on my other side, wrinkled their noses, and said "that foreigner smells disgusting." I chuckled and said, "actually, it's that Chinese guy carrying Chinese food."

They were appropriately ashamed.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:59 AM
 
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I agree, バター臭い isn't used much in Japan anymore; however, it's still used by many 日系人 ("Nikkeijin" or "people of Japanese descent") in Hawaiʻi and the continental United States that speak Japanese. There are plenty of other differences between Japanese living in Japan and folks of Japanese ancestry living outside of Japan.
Yes, I agree.

Another example for you then

Tempura is something like this in overall Japan:


Tempura in Taiwan looks like this:


I've found they call them Tempura in Taiwan because there used to be many people from Kyushu region and the people call them Tempura. We call them Satsumaage in standard Japanese.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Asia
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Tempura in Taiwan looks like this:


I've found they call them Tempura in Taiwan because there used to be many people from Kyushu region and the people call them Tempura. We call them Satsumaage in standard Japanese.
We don't call that "tempura" in Taiwan. We call it 甜不辣. Yes, I know that 甜不辣 is a transliteration of tempura. But, we do not call real tempura 甜不辣. We call real tempura: 天婦羅

Taiwanese people know exactly what Japanese tempura is, and we have plenty of it in Taiwan.

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Old 07-30-2015, 09:24 PM
 
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We don't call that "tempura" in Taiwan. We call it 甜不辣. Yes, I know that 甜不辣 is a transliteration of tempura. But, we do not call real tempura 甜不辣. We call real tempura: 天婦羅
Nothing wrong with you

You can check here.

Oden is called 黑輪 in Taiwan and 熬点 in mainland China BTW
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Asia
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Or, I can just check anywhere here in Taiwan...
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:06 AM
 
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Or, I can just check anywhere here in Taiwan...
You can't check where the name came from though

Oh, I've just remembered another noun which is originally from Japanese but means differently in Taiwan.

BIG EGG(巨蛋) is a nick name exclusively for Tokyo dome stadium in Japan. However, it means dome stadium in general in Taiwan.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: 東京
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I'd agree that East Asians are the superior race. The only "race" that makes more money per capita in the United States than white people? East Asians.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'd agree that East Asians are the superior race. The only "race" that makes more money per capita in the United States than white people? East Asians.
I wish I was east asian
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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I'd agree that East Asians are the superior race. The only "race" that makes more money per capita in the United States than white people? East Asians.
That's due to selective immigration laws. East Asians here illegally don't make 6 figure incomes, and I've never met these rich East Asians you describe. The Chinatowns in DC, Philly, north Jersey, and NYC also poke holes in your theory.

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I wish I was east asian
Um...ok...
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