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At this point, we would choose to direct our reader to the NALIS portal that mirrors the immigration patterns of the Chinese population in Trinidad & Tobago. Link here: Chinese come in Trinidad & Tobago.
"Ching Chong Macka Hi-Lo" might sound funny now yet as a child, growing up in Trinidad, we offered this term to mock the Chinese shopkeeper or everyone of Chinese ancestry. We did not recognize that this was aderogatoryterm used versus our eastern friends. Yes, lock were and also are Trinidadians however we never saw them together such. Together a result, the was stated as a joke. In some circles, us were told that it meant "yuh mudder cunt" - yes, used to cuss in Chinese (we to be so gullible as children). The course, us were "one hundreds percent wrong"!
The ax Ching Chong has been offered in many areas of the world to mimic Chinese dialogue. Our ignorance has caused this abuse resulting in the phrase coming to be an country slur in the most degrading manner.
As a child, we provided the term together a tease and also yes, that was an extremely childish and a an extremely poor imitation that Chinese civilization having a conversation. After every these years (decades) no much has changed. We still don"t see the Chinese together Trinidadians and also they are still mocked in the homeland. Maybe it is due to the fact that they are not as integrated into the society as are the rest of the civilization in the homeland.
Whatever the factors are we must desist from saying the phrase due to the fact that it is in truth as insulting as using "nigger" or "coolie". However, for this post, we just took a look in ~ something that was and also still is a truth of life in Trinidad... "Ching Chong Macka Hi-Lo" is used to tease and also even humiliation our Chinese Trinidadian brothers and also sisters.Some may say if that is so insulting then why highlight it here? mine friends, this is more about the slang together it was provided in Trinidad; one can tell by the category that this write-up will reside... "Yuh is ah Trini". The write-up is not meant to insult anyone however is supposed to take keep in mind of a details time and place decades old currently - mine childhood!
The Chinese additionally participated in Calypso in Trinidad & Tobago. We had actually Rex West and Rex eastern both citizens were participants in the Calypso tents. We short article a tune by Rex West in support of this post.
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Actually, no really 'one hundred percent wrong'. The 'macka hi' portion, when pronounced properly, is the obscene expression as stated.Great blog you have going here. It yes, really brought ago memories of farming up in Trinidad.
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October 4, 2011 at 12:48 AM
Hey thank you for your comment... Ns tried to put into the article my expertise of the phrase as I competent it together a child... I don't even have a clue if any kind of of that has any type of bearing on the Chinese language except that we used it come tease... Wrong, yet we were youngsters during the period.Once again thank you!
October 5, 2011 at 4:17 PM
I live in Washington state, in the P.N.W. And I prospered up roughly very couple of Asian people. I don't think ns met someone from oriental decent until high school... Anyway! We usage to say this together children and I was just reminded that it and was do the efforts to watch if it supposed anything... Ns figured the wasn't something good. I find it fascinating the it was provided by you growing up in Trinidad (I'm guessing approximately the same time. Ns was born in 1987.). I'm happy the people is working on becoming much more aware that this directly up b.s. It makes me sick the as children we learned this hate and said it and sang it (while jumping rope) not also knowing what we were doing to be so hateful. It makes me sad.