more global fun


Originally uploaded by maryannodonnell

have recently received the following message, both on phone and in email, so clearly it’s making the rounds. enjoy this take on national psychologies / international relations. note that the character “人” following a country (as in America people) signifies both people as individuals and people as a national group.

1、American power: I attack whoever I want (美國人的實力:想打誰,就打誰。)
2、Brittish power: I attack whoever America does (英國人的實力:美國打誰,我就打誰。)
3、French power: I attack whoever attacks me (法國人的實力:誰打我,我就打誰。)
4、Russian power: I attack whoever yells at me (俄羅斯的實力:誰罵我,我就打誰。)
5、Israeli power: I attack whoever might be thinking about attacking me (以色列的實力:誰心裡想打我,我就打誰。)
6、Japanese power: I have the US attack whoever is attacking me (日本人的實力:誰打我,我就讓美國打誰。)
7、Chinese power: I yell at whoever attacks me (中國人的實力:誰打我,我就罵誰.)
8、Taiwanese power: I have newspapers yell at whoever attacks me (台灣人的實力:誰打我,我就叫報紙罵誰。)
9、South Korean power: I join the US for military exercizes when I’m attacked (南韓人的實力:誰打我,我就和美國一塊演習。)
10、North Korean power: I attack South Korea whenever anyone displeases me (北朝鮮的實力:誰讓我心裡不痛快,我就打南韓。)

and yes, i am blogging by way of flickr. again.

and an fyi: the official schedule for the fringe festival will be available november 15.

3 thoughts on “more global fun

  1. Pingback: Global Voices in English » China: Perception on national power

  2. Which country has obtained territories from China in the last 30 years ? Russia, then USSR. What happened ? China handed over the land Russia desired gladly. So, China will hand over whatever is demanded when China is being hinted at being attacked.

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