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   The Chinese have discovered The Onion

27 Nov 2012 02:06 PM   |   16112 clicks   |   Yahoo
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probesport     
Should be fun to watch them chop it up.

27 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
Headso    [TotalFark]  
geez in North Korea even their percherons are skinny.

27 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
MadCat221     

obamadidcoke: Boobies


You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.

27 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
BigLuca    [TotalFark]  
Serves them right for that Coke joke they pulled on us years ago. 

That shiat was not funny at all.

27 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
MassAsster     
Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

27 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
Pair-o-Dice     
I raughed. Would raugh again.

27 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
probesport     

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Awesome.

27 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
Plant Rights Activist     

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


I don't think it's very common in North Korea...

27 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
smask     

obamadidcoke: Boobies


I think Slashdot does similar punishment against morons, without the word filter, nowadays.

27 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
moothemagiccow     

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


Yes. Your sample size of 2 is adequate to make this call.

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27 Nov 2012 02:15 PM
lewismarktwo     

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


It is normal for mongoloid homosapiens to have a larger skull.

27 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
Eeteetoo     
My... that is one sobering haircut.

27 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
brandent     

MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really


It does but it is nearly impossible to pick up when reading a foreign language. "Getting" a joke or sarcasm requires a very high level if not native understanding of a language.

27 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  

BigLuca: Serves them right for that Coke joke they pulled on us years ago. 

That shiat was not funny at all.


lol

27 Nov 2012 02:18 PM
Joe Peanut     
I think obamadidcoke: actually typed boobies, and it wasn't the boobies filter. The boobies filter changes boobies to boobies, but also changes the time stamp of your post so that boobies are nowhere near the boobies of the thread.

/boobies

27 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
liam76     

MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean chubby men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


FTFY.

27 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
Joe Peanut     
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27 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
Pants full of macaroni!!     

MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really


ibdp.huluim.comView Full Size


Will be sent to teach them.

27 Nov 2012 02:21 PM
Wayne 985     
Nope. The Chinese have been fooled before:

On June 7, 2002, Reuters reported that the Beijing Evening News republished, in the international news page of its June 3 edition, translated portions of the article "Congress Threatens To Leave D.C. Unless New Capitol Is Built".[70] The story discusses the U.S. Congress's threats to leave Washington for Memphis, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; or even Toronto, Canada unless Washington, D.C. built them a new Capitol building with a retractable dome. The article is a parody of U.S. sports franchises' threats to leave their home city unless new stadiums are built for them.[71] Evening News initially stood by the story, demanding proof of its falsehood. It later retracted the article, responding that "some small American newspapers frequently fabricate offbeat news to trick people into noticing them with the aim of making money."[72]

Link

27 Nov 2012 02:21 PM
MassAsster     

brandent: MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

It does but it is nearly impossible to pick up when reading a foreign language. "Getting" a joke or sarcasm requires a very high level if not native understanding of a language.


you would think there would be one guy that is fluent in something you are about to quote.... you know , so you don't look like an ass..

27 Nov 2012 02:21 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
They should have discovered it about 10 years ago:

China Paper Bites on Onion Gag

06.07.02

27 Nov 2012 02:21 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel    [TotalFark]  
So ronery.

27 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
Apos     
*scans headline*

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27 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
Milos Hattrick     
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27 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
Lollipop165     

brandent: MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

It does but it is nearly impossible to pick up when reading a foreign language. "Getting" a joke or sarcasm requires a very high level if not native understanding of a language.


Considering how many of facebook people I know who post Onion articles as if they were real (and freaking out - "omg Obama's really a commumuslim! This article from a reputable news source called The Onion says so!") I would say that sarcasm is not often found in native speakers either.

27 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
ProfessorOhki     

brandent: MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

It does but it is nearly impossible to pick up when reading a foreign language. "Getting" a joke or sarcasm requires a very high level if not native understanding of a language.


I've heard the explanation (though not sure how accurate it is) that newspapers in countries with state controlled media have a hard time understanding that things published in other countries might not be officially sanctioned statements.

27 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
RoyHobbs22     
Old news man, ever eat chow main?

27 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
Iceberg659     

Plant Rights Activist: MadCat221: obamadidcoke: Boobies

You signed up in '09. You should know about that filter by now.


Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.

I don't think it's very common in North Korea...


Dammit that is funny. Kudos, sir.

27 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
skinink     
I'm a Communist, you know what I mean, and I shake my little tush on the catwalk. On the catwalk, on the catwalk yea. I shake my Commie tush on the catwalk!

27 Nov 2012 02:25 PM
whistleridge    [TotalFark]  
And the Onion has discovered them right back. From the story itself:

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27 Nov 2012 02:26 PM
Joe Peanut     

skinink: I'm a Communist, you know what I mean, and I shake my little tush on the catwalk. On the catwalk, on the catwalk yea. I shake my Commie tush on the catwalk!


Too sexy for a mandate from the masses?

27 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
cfletch13     
Are you telling me that Kim edged out Area Man for the title?

/submitted this same story with a better headline, IMO

27 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
SweetSaws     

whistleridge: And the Onion has discovered them right back. From the story itself:

[s12.postimage.org image 647x73]


That's just awesome

27 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
justanothersumguy     
I ROR'd

27 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
poe_zlaw     
Id love to hear the many explanations and their Engrish translations going on in China as to exactly what The Onion News site is. That would make some great reading, there.

27 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
Shazam999     

MadCat221: Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


What. The. Fark.

27 Nov 2012 02:31 PM
SirEattonHogg     
To be honest, the quality of the articles of People's Daily has gone done over the years.

I only read it for the daily "Worker and Parasite" comics. Oh and their crosswords are pretty good as well.

27 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
SirEattonHogg     
Down... not done! D'oh!

27 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
not5am     

whistleridge: And the Onion has discovered them right back. From the story itself:

[s12.postimage.org image 647x73]


they're reaching foxnews levels of creating fake headlines!

27 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
ggecko     
I find it funny how several MSM websites now are making fun of this, how China got hoaxed.

Yet, daily, our MSM gets hoaxed by things exactly like this.

27 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
brandent     

ProfessorOhki: brandent: MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

It does but it is nearly impossible to pick up when reading a foreign language. "Getting" a joke or sarcasm requires a very high level if not native understanding of a language.

I've heard the explanation (though not sure how accurate it is) that newspapers in countries with state controlled media have a hard time understanding that things published in other countries might not be officially sanctioned statements.


That too.

27 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Mrs.Sharpier    [TotalFark]  

MadCat221: obamadidcoke:

Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


You stupid or somethin'?

27 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Evil High Priest     

MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really


Someone is literally going to lose their head over this. Literally.

27 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
Moopy Mac     

Joe Peanut: [lolmma.com image 241x300]


Be careful, that could get you banned. He's considered pornography most places on the internet.

27 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  
And in September, Iranian news agency Fars plagiarized an Onion story that claimed an "overwhelming majority of rural white Americans" would prefer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over President Barack Obama.

Well, that one is true.

27 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
Joe Peanut     

MadCat221: Anyhoo... Is it typical for korean men to have a somewhat chubby face? PSY has a face shaped kinda like that too.


Yes. All Koreans are overweight.

See for these guys for example:

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27 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
iheartscotch     

Evil High Priest: MassAsster: Does sarcasm not exist in other languages?

/not being sarcastic
//no, really

Someone is literally going to lose their head over this. Literally.


Do you like literally?

27 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
SkunkWerks     
In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a realsatirical newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily-the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper-published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion.

FIFTY.

Let's face it, I'm pretty sure the Chinese are well aware of what "state run media" means.

27 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
doczoidberg     
OK, I've been on Fark for about eight years now, and I don't get the boobies thing.
Can someone explain?

27 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
BolloxReader     

SirEattonHogg: To be honest, the quality of the articles of People's Daily has gone done over the years.

I only read it for the daily "Worker and Parasite" comics. Oh and their crosswords are pretty good as well.


I am trying to picture how a Chinese crossword puzzle would work. Isn't it pretty much one character = one word? I'm seeing sort of a twist on a Magic Eye puzzle with a word find built in.

27 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
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