Tag Archives: Cantonese

Don’t Kill Cantonese

Four years ago thousands of people demonstrated for Cantonese in Guangzhou. Meanwhile the mainland government (aided and abetted by the HK one and Hong Kong and mainland people are hard at work trying to eradicate the Cantonese language.

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Better Late Than Early, I Say

Finally! Here is the trailer of a film that premiered six months ago!

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Cover Story About Cantonese

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July 1st – A Message To Foreign Students of Cantonese:

So, last Friday, July 1st, I went to Victoria Park to check out the action and also make a podcast: Happy Jellyfish’s Outcast at 1st of July Extravaganza 2011 Oh, it was great. The carnival-like atmosphere, the attacks on Donald … Continue reading

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It’s Unfortunately Working

Have just come back from yet another extremely fulfilling and surreal trip to the hinterland – this time Shaoguan in the north-west of Guangdong province to which only the coincidence of October 1st, China’s national day, led us. It turned … Continue reading

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Chanting For Canto

If I told you I’d been to a demonstration in the mainland with thousands of people but all the police did was put up some barriers and stand around holding hands, would you believe me? No? I wouldn’t have believed … Continue reading

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Another Nail in the Canto Coffin

Ahhrghhhh … When I set out to make Cantonese a world language, I was mostly concerned with Hong Kong and its people – the way they look down on Cantonese (their own language!!!) calling it a “street language” a “dialect” … Continue reading

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At Bloody Last! Relativism

We expatriates living in Hong Kong normally don’t have the privilege of having our families near – we normally have to hook up with someone and make our own people. Ah-Mok is a local Hong Kong guy but, unusually for … Continue reading

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New Vid On The Blog

This time – wait for it – the story of Happy jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau! Or even: Now YOU too can learn Cantonese without really trying …

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Ever Wondered Why …

… Caucasians can’t learn Cantonese? Everybody knows they can’t and that it’s genetic. Happy Jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau has researched the reason for this strange phenomenon scientifically and made a documentary about it: (Two parts!) (Both here!)

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