Forumosa vs. Taiwanease?


#269

What’s the connection with ABCs? Is Gain of Chinese descent? I didn’t know. He did reveal in the age poll he’s 22-25. My point is that young idealists are often the most vocal/dogmatic about things but then are often forced to become more practical/pragmatic by the realities of life.


#270

Somebody got to do it.
He might be a bitter little misandrist contrarian, but he’s fuckin OUR bitter little misandrist contrarian, damn it.


#271

They say we are all old curmudgeons over there but admit in the same sentence that Forumosa is where they get all their living in Taiwan information from.


#272

Or exchange students from places like Belgium

cough@BelgianPiecough :wink:


#273

Wasn’t referring to Gain but what I think is the demographic of that subreddit generally speaking
I also post there under a different name. You better follow the narrative though or the down votes pour in :slight_smile:


#274

I honestly thought Gain was a lot older since he’s into a relatively ancient sitcom like ‘Friends.’


#275

Friends reruns were popular in Taiwan long after their expiration date.


#276

‘Friends’ hasn’t aged well like ‘Seinfeld.’ Most people who were into it back in the 90s are kind of embarrassed to watch it now.


#277

Plus, I think some of his earlier posts kinda gave away his age bracket. Figured he was twenty-something. And I think he is just straight up Taiwanese, not an ABC, but I don’t know for sure.


#278

And the ones who aren’t embarrassed are just the Sex in the City fans.


#279

It’s a great way to learn colloquial American English though.


#280

Boy, it’s going to be a party when Gain finds this thread.


#281

He should be waking up soon, it’s still early in the UK.


#282

Wasn’t there already a whole thread where he defended Friends?


#283

Was it any good? I’ve never seen it.


#284

I did not care for the Godfather


#285

Do you like hackneyed sitcom tropes, unlikeable and selfish protagonists, a gratingly intrusive laugh-track, and super dated gay jokes? Because then, sure, it’s great. :man_shrugging:


#286

Wow. guess I ain’t missing nothing. Why is it so freakin popular then???

ETA: Please belay my last, that might be the stupidest question I’ve asked this year


#287

Students?


#288

I’m the walking talking directory!