From: For example: John Smith on
Fat Sam wrote:
> For example: John Smith wrote:
>> Fat Sam wrote:
>>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
>>>>> message news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done with
>>>>>> an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped off.
>>>>>> The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new phone -
>>>>>> about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3 months) and
>>>>>> the other two just didn't work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or are
>>>>> you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>>>
>>>> No.
>>>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes -
>>>> but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>>>> There won't be a fifth time.
>>>
>>> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
>>> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.
>>
>> Er ... no.
>> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
>> And they were UK-based.
>
> Er ... no.
> Asian means "From Asia".
>
> Asia is the green indicated area on this map.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LocationAsia.png
>
> Included in that green area is China.

China in Asia ?
No sh*t !
In the UK, Asian means Indian/Pakistani.
In the USA, it means Oriental not Indian/Pakistani.

Would I be right in thinking you never watch TV/read the press ?
Can you say troglodyte ?

>
> Feel free to remove your foot frm your mouth any time you like.


From: Fat Sam on
For example: John Smith wrote:
> Fat Sam wrote:
>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>> Fat Sam wrote:
>>>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>>>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>>>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
>>>>>> message news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done
>>>>>>> with an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped
>>>>>>> off. The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new
>>>>>>> phone - about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3
>>>>>>> months) and the other two just didn't work.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or are
>>>>>> you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>>>>
>>>>> No.
>>>>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes -
>>>>> but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>>>>> There won't be a fifth time.
>>>>
>>>> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
>>>> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.
>>>
>>> Er ... no.
>>> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
>>> And they were UK-based.
>>
>> Er ... no.
>> Asian means "From Asia".
>>
>> Asia is the green indicated area on this map.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LocationAsia.png
>>
>> Included in that green area is China.
>
> China in Asia ?
> No sh*t !
> In the UK, Asian means Indian/Pakistani.
> In the USA, it means Oriental not Indian/Pakistani.

It's got nothing to do with what country you're in.
It's got everything to do with whether you understand basic English.
Asian means "From Asia", plain and simple.
Comprehension of your mother tongue isn't one of your strong points is it?
Or perhaps English isn't your first language.


From: For example: John Smith on
Fat Sam wrote:
> For example: John Smith wrote:
>> Fat Sam wrote:
>>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>>> Fat Sam wrote:
>>>>> For example: John Smith wrote:
>>>>>> Essex Laptops - Andy Usher wrote:
>>>>>>> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
>>>>>>> message news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>>>>>>>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done
>>>>>>>> with an Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped
>>>>>>>> off. The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new
>>>>>>>> phone - about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3
>>>>>>>> months) and the other two just didn't work.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If you not happy 3 times allready why you chance it again. or
>>>>>>> are you saying you have used Asian sellers 190 times before ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> No.
>>>>>> I've always preferred not to give credence to racial stereotypes
>>>>>> - but 4 out of 4 makes it difficult to ignore.
>>>>>> There won't be a fifth time.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've never had a good experience buying from Chinese or Honk Kong
>>>>> sellers. I avoid them now as a rule.
>>>>
>>>> Er ... no.
>>>> Asian in the UK, means Indian/Pakistani not the Far East.
>>>> And they were UK-based.
>>>
>>> Er ... no.
>>> Asian means "From Asia".
>>>
>>> Asia is the green indicated area on this map.
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LocationAsia.png
>>>
>>> Included in that green area is China.
>>
>> China in Asia ?
>> No sh*t !
>> In the UK, Asian means Indian/Pakistani.
>> In the USA, it means Oriental not Indian/Pakistani.
>
> It's got nothing to do with what country you're in.
> It's got everything to do with whether you understand basic English.

I think that's maybe all you DO understand.
You're clearly neither from Britain or the States.
And as far as I'm concerned, you're going back from whence you came .... the
sh*tter.

SPLOSH !


> Asian means "From Asia", plain and simple.
> Comprehension of your mother tongue isn't one of your strong points
> is it? Or perhaps English isn't your first language.


From: For example: John Smith on
TD wrote:
> "For example: John Smith" <qall-tisc(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote in
> news:zgSAi.16468$ka7.13621(a)newsfe4-gui.ntli.net:
>
>> I've just bought a supposedly new router on eBay.
>>
>> When it arrived, it was in a tattered box and didn't work.
>>
>> This is the fourth transaction (of a total of 190) I've done with an
>> Asian-named seller and the fourth time I've been ripped off.
>> The other three were on mobile phones - one (a brand new phone -
>> about 200 quid) was never sent (got a refund after 3 months) and the
>> other two just didn't work.
>>
>> Seems there really is no smoke without fire.
>>
>> Loathsome cnuts.
>>
>>
>
> You select the wrong sellers.


Oh, I SELECT the wrong sellers.

At least I know where I've been going wrong now.


I've had no problems with Asian
> sellers.


From: Fran on

"Fat Sam" <samandjanet(a)knox.orangehome.co.uk> wrote in message
news:HPidnUFx8IEuAknbnZ2dnUVZ8sqjnZ2d(a)giganews.com...

> It's got nothing to do with what country you're in.
> It's got everything to do with whether you understand basic English.
> Asian means "From Asia", plain and simple.

Um. OK, a question. I listen to Sunrise Radio. It advertises itself as
aiming at the "Asian Community". However, what they broadcast is aimed at
those originating at some point from the Indian sub continent including
Pakistan and Bangladesh. So, are we all wrong to use the term Asian?

I agree that semantically Asian strictly refers to that emanating from the
continent of Asia. However, common usage and derivation in the UK means that
it generally refers to those from the sub continent.

Wiki seems to agree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_people As does the
Oxford:

http://www.askoxford.com/results/?view=dev_dict&field-12668446=asian&branch=13842570&textsearchtype=exact&sortorder=score%2Cname

Nothing, my friend, is ever as plain and simple as it might seem. Especially
when it comes to the glory that is the many stranded English language in all
its hundreds of forms. Clarity and explanation is all. Some assumed that
Asian meant Indian or whatever. Others that it meant Chinese. The use of
terms with many meanings can be a dangerous thing.



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