Russel Peters: The Chinese word for "Uhm..."


I knew what this word was going to be even before I saw the video.

Ni ge, as I recall. Pronounced “neeguh”


hehehe that is correct! I don’t get why the video clip is funny however. Ive heard English people say um much more than the Chinese equivalent!

The Chinese version of “um” sounds like a certain English racial slur. That’s the gag in the video clip.

Kinda got that from post #2

Precisely. A very, very taboo racial slur.

I remember a lot of raised eyebrows around the conference table in Wuhan, when the translator was on her phone saying, "neeguh neeguh neeguh. . . "

It’s also funny that the Chinese lawyer doesn’t get the joke, probably because they’re so precise on pronunciation in Chinese, that it didn’t occur to him how much leeway we have in what is said vs. what we hear.


Yes, but not for the reasons you think.

I stated the reason I thought, what’s your reason?


It’s a troll handle, not an actual lawyer residing in China…

Ah, wasn’t aware. <chagrin>


Somehow this is yet another example of the Japanese persecuting Dirt.

TheChineseLawyer is another Caltrops retard.

But wait… Bill… aren’t YOU a Caltrops retard as well?

Oh, come on, Charles. It’s been established by now that he’s much more than that.

That’s right. Bill’s a retard spanning many, many sites.


I guess I should’ve used a smiley.


TNC, baby. All you need, all you want.


If all of the people trolling Bill Dungsroman could please identify themselves in a separate thread, once and for all, that would really help keep the other threads clear of Bill’s Caltrops alarm. Thanks for your co-operation.

Also if you could just wear some ID armbands, that would be great too.