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Quite Interesting

VileReynard
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Quite Interesting

http://www.qi.com/
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The world's largest producer of apples is China.
The Chinese never give apples to invalids because ping, the Chinese for apple, sounds a bit like bing, which is Chinese for illness.
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Re: Quite Interesting

so what does the chinese word...."pong" mean then...?  Grin
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Re: Quite Interesting

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so what does the chinese word...."pong" mean then...?  Grin


pong - 乒乓球 (Pīngpāng qiú) means Table Tennis  Grin
Never knew that!  Roll eyes
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so.... Ping = apple and Pong = table tennis... that means. the chinese play table tennis with apples !  Grin Grin Grin (three chinamen laugh at shutter`s joke ! )  Cheesy
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Re: Quite Interesting

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乒乓球 (Pīngpāng qiú) means Table Tennis  Grin

I suspect that the pronunciation sounds like ping-pong <something>  Grin
But that would be in Mandarin - other dialects would be quite different, I presume?

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The chinese characters shown , are, according to IM translator , (Firefox addon) both traditional and simple chinese... the vocal pronunciation may well be different as in Coos for Scotland, against Cows in England. ! !  Smiley
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There is a video of the speech given by the Tory fool we have as Mayor of London at
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"The infamous ping-pong speech"