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    Professor Greg Patton at the University of Southern California (USC) was telling students in a communications lecture last month about filler, or pause words, such as 'err', 'umm' or 'you know' in English.

    Footage of his lecture, which has now gone viral, shows Prof Patton saying: "In China, the common pause word is 'that, that, that'. So in China, it might be na-ge, na-ge, na-ge."

    Enunciated, na-ge sounds like the N-word, which led several of the professor's students to complain to the university. Responding to the complaint, the dean of the university, Geoffrey Garrett, told students that Prof Patton would no longer be teaching the course.

    "It is simply unacceptable for the faculty to use words in class that can marginalize, hurt and harm the psychological safety of our students," he said.

    The university says that Prof Patton "volunteered to step away" from his role amid the investigation into complaints made against him.

    News of the spat reached China, where many posted on social media saying they thought his punishment discriminated against speakers of the Chinese language.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-54107329



    also 'that' isnt a pause word in chinese.
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    Octavian motherfucker
    Shut up, Chink.
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    Originally posted by Octavian Shut up, Chink.

    arent you supposed to be busy spending your bonuses.

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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-54107329



    also 'that' isnt a pause word in chinese.

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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    The Truth is now Enemy #1.
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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by -SpectraL The Truth is now Enemy #1.

    “Those who tell the stories rule society” ~ Plato.
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    I started off initially as a Temple of the Screaming Electron phreaker. We warned of this day coming, way back then.
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    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by Speedy Parker “Those who tell the stories rule society” ~ Plato.

    Here's another good one.

    "Ye shall know them by their fruits" - Matthew 7:16
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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by Sophie Here's another good one.

    "Ye shall know them by their fruits" - Matthew 7:16

    The bible by itself has some wise lessons. But when it is interpeted as a literal work by churches it's a joke.
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    cigreting African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Sophie Here's another good one.

    "Ye shall know them by their fruits" - Matthew 7:16

    fruits meenin bols ?
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    Originally posted by cigreting fruits meenin bols ?

    yes, thats why men used to let other men grab their balls when telling the truth.
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    Indiana-Is-Eternal Tuskegee Airman
    "Psychological safety"
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    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Do peasant communists pronounce it differently or something?

    那 sounds almost nothing like "ni-" to me.
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    Originally posted by rabbitweed Do peasant communists pronounce it differently or something?

    那 sounds almost nothing like "ni-" to me.

    sounds



    youve never heard it spoken irl.
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny yes, thats why men used to let other men grab their balls when telling the truth.

    True. They were ball grabbers.
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    cigreting African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Sophie Here's another good one.

    "Ye shall know them by their bols" - Matthew 7:16

    fixt
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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny sounds



    youve never heard it spoken irl.

    Neither have you
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    rabbitweed African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Speedy Parker Neither have you

    I have heard it spoken IRL quite a bit.

    Even when said quickly, the cadence and stress is off to sound like "nigga".

    But again, I don't talk to communists.
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    Speedy Parker Dark Matter
    Originally posted by rabbitweed I have heard it spoken IRL quite a bit.

    Even when said quickly, the cadence and stress is off to sound like "nigga".

    But again, I don't talk to communists.
    I have no cause to doubt you on this matter.
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    One guy would reach out and grab the other guy's nutsack, and then both guys would have to tell each other the truth, existing in such an intimate moment.
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