[quote=“brianlkennedy”]I heard from a prosecutor that some British person is being criminally prosecuted for cursing out a fing local using the “asshole” word. I say "fing local" because this is the kind of thing that just works one way; the locals can refer to foreigners any way they want but–turn it around and you could be facing a criminal case. The “crime” is apparently “felony hurt feelings of tender Taiwanese” (that is the Brian translation, not the official one).
I know about all this because I was called as a consultant re: use of word “asshole” and whether it was a crime back in California. I had to bite my own tongue when I was asked “is it okay to call Taiwanese an asshole”–my response was “depends”.
take care and do not let the law discourage cursing out the locals. Unjust laws are meant to be broken, it is a type of civil disobedence.
Henry Thoreau Brian[/quote]
Of course. The technical term for this is Arrogant Wankerism, strictly defined as “telling a native fucking speaker how to fucking speak his own fucking language”.
The Taiwanese are the best in the world at it.