Wow a few hours later...this is the only thread everyone is putting their efforts into....
Seriously, what is it about debatable racist comments that get people sugar high? The keyword here is debatable. Gracie is such a blonde. She doesn't need to be smart. Here, I just made a debatable racist comment.
And I like Allyoudoistalk. Keep it going.
I don't want this to disintegrate into a personal attack, but it is impossible to believe you are for real.
Since, there is so many negative Mao threads I just wanted to join the club and say Mao is to blame because she should have known better than to posed in the picture with Gracie. And how dare she mispronounce "One more Sandiwch" . Her Olympic chances are doom.
Sorry. Oh I'm Chinese. Some of those words could be unapologetically wrong.
How did I express that by saying anyone can learn big words? To me that is a celebration of intellectual pursuits and intellectuals, all of whom learn things (whether words or others) over time. I don't see how I derided education by saying, essentially, anyone can learn words through education. To the contrary, I am saying education is the key to intelligence IMO.
Also, if you saw my resume or CV, you'd probably pretty much drop dead from shock over how much education I've gotten. To think I am anti intellectual based either on my comments, my behavior on the boards or elsewhere, or my life is kind of... bizarre.
I just love an intellectual debate between "All you do is talk!" and "No I don't!"
When I first knew about Gracie's original tweet, I thought she made a stupid mistake but definitely not malicious and disrespectful. But now after reading some of the posts (too many for me to catch up), it occurs to me maybe she tweeted because she thought Mao's pronunciation was cute. Anyway She apologized and learned that words can be taken completely different from your intention.
First of all, I'd like to start by apologizing for the mistakes I make when writing in English, it's not my mother tongue This thread is hilarious. I do agree that it is important to be careful when using twitter 'cos very often people can misinterpret what you write. I think Gracie's tweet was meant to be a joke, addressed not only to Mao but to all skaters who were present in NHK. Many of them also participated in the ICE show were they shot the ShibSibs video (btw, if you haven't seen it, check it out, it's great!!) I find it strange that so many think Gracie's tweet was malicious and racist... Yes, it was a bit silly from her part but come on, it was not racist or offensive by any means.