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Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Canuck (IP Logged)
Date: August 21, 2009 06:46PM
People told me it's how Chinese call Korean, i thought it means stick or club.

why we Chinese call Korean "club"?

is that an offensive word?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/2009 11:04PM by Olive.

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: August 22, 2009 01:09AM
Canuck Wrote:
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> People told me it's how Chinese call Korean, i
> thought it means stick or club.
>
> why we Chinese call Korean "club"?
>
> is that an offensive word?

I was told it was from WWII or something when the Japanese were basically controlling an area around Korea and parts of northern China and they wanted the Koreans to control the Chinese but they didn't really trust the Koreans so they only gave them sticks to beat the Chinese instead of guns to shoot them... But I am not sure if that's right.

I've also heard that it's to do with the Ginseng but I'm pretty sure that's a fabrication that people have made to make it sound nicer.

And yes, it's offensive to Koreans.

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: August 24, 2009 08:35AM

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Mdl (IP Logged)
Date: August 27, 2009 03:34PM
In northern China, the 棒子(棒槌) means idiot. Generally, the Chinian people think Korean are from a remote obscure place, know nothing about civilization and the temper is too bad, just call them 棒槌. It is for sure offensiver word, although I don't agree with it.

It's a kind like that the white call blacks negro.

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Kurt (IP Logged)
Date: October 09, 2009 04:00AM
what?chiense people think corean don't know civilization?I think it should be chinese now,not corean,anyway,corean is better and more civilized than chinese a little bit.
I would say chinese call korean 棒子(club)is more similar with foreinger call chinese chink or chinaman than white call black negro.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2009 04:03AM by Kurt.

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Edgar0 (IP Logged)
Date: October 09, 2009 10:52AM
Uberche said what is right. 不过没有韩国棒子的说法,是高丽棒子,就是因为在二战时,东北被日本侵占,当时日本找来一些朝鲜人当警察,一人发一个棒子当警棍,打人比日本人还狠,中国人都很恨他们,所以就叫他们高丽棒子,不过这是不礼貌的说法,中国有好多朝鲜族同胞,在东北汉、朝两族在很多地方都是混居,已经没什么人对中国境内的朝鲜族说这个词了。

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Edi2009 (IP Logged)
Date: November 15, 2009 01:10AM
韩国棒子 similar to chink or negro is considered disrespectful. I met a few Korean friends when I was at uni. From my experience they're polite and friendly people and therefore civilised just like everyone else.

Statement "I think it should be chinese now,not corean,anyway,corean is better and more civilized than chinese a little bit. " is a little confrontational. And corean should be spelt as Korean.

Every place has well-educated gentlemen and under-educated jerks. If you followed mass media to conclude Korean is more civilised than Chinese you're a victim of the media and I feel sorry for you. But I am pretty sure you dont mean this do you?

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: November 21, 2009 11:50AM
Actually most Coreans spell it with a C, though I usually use a K as it's the Western way...

Re: Why do Chinese call Korean « 韩国棒子 » ?
Posted by: Xtaaxtw (IP Logged)
Date: December 24, 2009 10:25PM
I heard Japanese ask people in some South Korea to maintain the rule when the Japanese invasion of China ,these people frequently uses Laundry Bar to beat the Chinese, afterward people called the South Korean “韩国棒子”.



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