[quote=“Hobart”][quote=“HakkaSonic”]Hobart really is getting into the political culture here. Dalton Gang and Feiren offer him some support and, shortly thereafter, old Hobart slips `em the red envelope (25 guanxi apiece).
By the way Hobart, they do that in China, too. I think you should start using green envelopes.[/quote]
Don’t be an arsehole. Really now, some of you guys posts are getting ridiculous. I was only saying thanks for their support. I can’t take on every rabid foreigner Hanyu pinyin devotee on Forumosa all by myself. I don’t have the time.[/quote]
The fact that you are seemingly doing it by yourself speaks volumes. In any case, Hobart, I’m not a “rabid foreigner Hanyu pinyin devotee.” I’m just picky about consistency. If the government adopts Tongyong Pinyin for political / identity reasons, that’s one thing. What bothers me is that they adopt Tongyong AND also claim that they want to globalize (i.e. use more international standards), that they want to make things easier for tourists / foreign investors etc. That’s all.