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Bathos exemplified

From a piece on the tourism market in the 'People's Republic' of China:

"In the world's most populous nation, a tourist can find tranquility in the remote mountains of Tibet, visit ancient archaeological sites such as the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, climb the Great Wall, party in the big cities, relax on a southern island beach and eat several types of Chinese food".

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Anonymous Nomad said... 11:49 am

Chinese food: Make mine a sweet and sour prawns with glycol on the side. Then I can clean my teeth with, according to today's paper, fake Colgate also containing something it shouldn't.  

Blogger The Hitch said... 12:35 pm

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Blogger The Hitch said... 12:36 pm

croydonian the chinese only have seven types of food

out of a bottle
somethings penis
somethings feet
somethings brain
somethings areshole
a snake
something you dont want to know about.
Fucking simple when you understand jonny china mans mentality.
A hope this helps with people understanding of China , I have never been there and have no intention of doing so.  

Anonymous dearieme said... 1:28 pm

French view: there are two great cuisines in the world - French and Chinese.
Chinese view: there are four great cuisines in the world - French, Peking, Canton and Szechuan.  

Anonymous verity said... 4:02 pm

I'm trying to figure out the point of that post, Croydonian. There are indeed several types of Chinese food - as I'm sure you know - from boring Cantonese to fiery Schechuan. What subtle allusion am I missing here?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:04 pm

Indeed there are, it just seemed such a spectacularly lame way of putting it.  

Anonymous verity said... 4:37 pm

Well, yes. It wasn't what they call motivating copy.  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 10:22 pm

I have thought never tried Tibetan food.

The most disappointing meal in China is to have Biejing Duck in Beijing.

It is very different to the way we get it over here. All salt and sharp taste with very fatty duck; all in all barely edible even in a top restaurant.

That apart, Chinese know how to cook. They are as sniffy about it as the French though as dearime says.  

Anonymous verity said... 3:16 am

I have had Tibetan food. In Tibet. The key word is, bland. Rice. Not too many spices or vegetables grow up there. I had my bottle of Johnnie Walker with me, and it dulled the pain. No soda, but who am I, Paris Hilton?  

Blogger Lilith said... 7:12 am

Heaps of chilli in Beijing..  

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