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Re: Incorrect use of "it's" in package control files -- file mass bug?

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 01:05 +1000, Paul Hampson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 11:07:42PM +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 11:26:17PM +1000, Paul Hampson wrote:
> > > This is all much easier in Japanese where [America-jin] "American"
> > > can be used to refer to anyone caucasian. I dunno if it refers to
> > > other non-Japanese people though. ^_^
> > I thought i've read stupid things, but this one is even more...
> > Where the hell did you hear that ?
> Based on anecdotal "evidence" from lecturers, and friends
> who've experienced it.

If I recall the japanese courses I took some time again, the phrase is
"amerika-jin" and it translates  to "American" (technically 'American
nationality' iirc). I don't know any japanese people who consider it a
drop in replacement for 'caucasian'. If that was true I doubt there
would be words like doitsu-jin (German) or igirisu-jin (British), note
the -jin suffix.

Chris Anderson <chris@nullcode.org>
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