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21. Posted by suenorris (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

The joke from Sam Sara2 about the wok and the wabbit is, I must admit, the funniest thing I've heard in a long time.

I'm picturing a chinese man chasing a wabbit out of his restaurant (westaurant?) with a wok!

22. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I had to read Samsara2's joke a couple of times to make sure that she had chosen her words carefully. It would be totally out of character for them not be.

I understand that the Chinese are the largest ethnic minority group in Dublin.

Recently, TP has been wanting to attract more Chinese people, especially from China,to contribute to this site.

In one recent "GENERAL FORUM" thread The Value of Cultural Stereotypes

There was this comment:

Quoting grink

"...But on the flipside i think that stereotypes taken as representative of a culture is more damaging then beneficial. For example-chinese and oriental people arent very well represented by the media in the uk- there has not been one english soap with a chinese/korean/japanese character in it. Adverts which in the last few months have consisted of stereotyped portrayals of chinese and the oriental culture. this does not show people in an accurate light-we are not all kung fu fighters who are stupid-you even had mainstream television shows mocking the fact that the japanese cannot pronounce r-what childish humour?..."

At the time of writing, there were 100 views of the thread National & International Humour , also in the "GENERAL FORUM". However, only six (6) members had actually made comments. Samsara2 was in fact one of them.

23. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

I just got a new steel one that is 14" and the perfect size. Easy to clean, no messy stove top and I LOVE IT!!! It has a long handle on one side and a bar handle on the other - very useful design.

I have a 16" which sounds very similar to yours Mrs Isa and its just fabulous, they are such a versatile cooking vessel. I don't only use mine for chinese food, but cook bolognese sauce, pan-fried fish, omelettes, shallow frying, corn fritters, poaching eggs etc

I love to cook & according to my friends have every available kitchen toy there is.. I don't believe them... there are plenty more out
there yet

24. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting FionaNZ

I have a 16" which sounds very similar to yours Mrs Isa and its just fabulous, they are such a versatile cooking vessel. I don't only use mine for chinese food, but cook bolognese sauce, pan-fried fish, omelettes, shallow frying, corn fritters, poaching eggs etc

I love to cook & according to my friends have every available kitchen toy there is.. I don't believe them... there are plenty more out
there yet

I'm with you Fiona! They are a very versatile piece of cookware! They work great for onion rings too.

Our friends say the same thing about our kitchen. Since we both love to cook, we have drawers and cupboards full of "toys". Every time someone opens one of them, they ask, "Do you use all of this stuff?" Actually - yes, we do. I love looking through the cookware catalogues because there are so many other things I could put to good use. (Without having to cook for my pets - which I don't.) A well-stocked kitchen is a wonderful thing!!!!! ;)

25. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

That is a seriously spoiled cat Nikki! (But, I do know that little wok that comes free with the big one - ours got lost in a move.)

(How is Fred anyway? Besides, spoiled rotten...)

Sorry for delay !! Fred is doing great and is very spoiled !! Mostly by Arjan though, Fred is his shadow in training. As for the carpet, we bought it because we liked and Fred agrees and insists on sleeping on it, he has also claimed the couch, wash basket and most recently on top of the tv, (he doesn't like british soaps and figured out the button on top of the tv will change the station ! )

26. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

I had to read Samsara2's joke a couple of times to make sure that she had chosen her words carefully. It would be totally out of character for them not be.

I understand that the Chinese are the largest ethnic minority group in Dublin.

Recently, TP has been wanting to attract more Chinese people, especially from China,to contribute to this site.

In one recent "GENERAL FORUM" thread The Value of Cultural Stereotypes

There was this comment:

Quoting grink

"...But on the flipside i think that stereotypes taken as representative of a culture is more damaging then beneficial. For example-chinese and oriental people arent very well represented by the media in the uk- there has not been one english soap with a chinese/korean/japanese character in it. Adverts which in the last few months have consisted of stereotyped portrayals of chinese and the oriental culture. this does not show people in an accurate light-we are not all kung fu fighters who are stupid-you even had mainstream television shows mocking the fact that the japanese cannot pronounce r-what childish humour?..."

At the time of writing, there were 100 views of the thread National & International Humour , also in the "GENERAL FORUM". However, only six (6) members had actually made comments. Samsara2 was in fact one of them.

I'm totally confused!

It was a joke. I think I heard it on Looney Tunes when I was a kid. Nothing to do with Chinese or Japanese people in any way. If it offended anyone I apologise.

27. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I should also add that my older brother cannot pronouce his r's, and I certainly wasn't making fun of him.

28. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

"...It would be totally out of character for them not be..."

There was nothing out of character, because samsara's words were NOT in any way offensive.

The post immediately preceding the quote above, made direct reference to samsara's joke.

29. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I misunderstood you then Wocca.

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