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Let Them Eat Shit

Posted by MyLaowai on Monday, May 5, 2014

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I see it, but I don’t believe it. I thought my skin pretty thick by now, but the incessant claims that China invented everything is really starting to go too far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_them_eat_cake

Zhu Muzhi, president of the China Society for Human Rights Studies, claims the famous phrase “Let them eat cake” is an alteration of a much older, and of course Chinese, anecdote: “An ancient Chinese emperor who, being told that his subjects didn’t have enough rice to eat, replied, ‘Why don’t they eat meat?'” The phrase was attributed to Emperor Hui of Jin in Zizhi Tongjian.

Right…

In the 1700’s, there was obviously so much trade with China, that a phrase 1700 years old, and one none of us have heard in Mandarin nearly as common as the usage of the English translation of the original French meme, spread so prolifically that french peasants were repeating it. ROFLMAO!

I guess the China Society for Human Rights Studies thought if they called themselves The Society for Enforcing a China-Centric World their published works might not be so willingly consumed. Ever see My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Great film… and contains a character (the Greek father) who claims every word in the world comes from a Greek root. Reminds me of Zhu Muzhi…

It’s an unfortunate trend that is starting to pop up all over Wikipedia, now that they have decided to harmoniously unblock it from the Great Firewall. With their new requirement for disclaimers I imagine the talk page for the Eat cake entry would say something like “Zhu Muzhi: I work for the mob that requires China to be God, the one true creator of all.” Or would it? Sneaky bastards these Chinese…

This post was invented in China, just after the MyLaowai blog, 5000 years ago.

– DaBizzare

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4 Responses to “Let Them Eat Shit”

  1. Chinese Netizen said

    This is obviously a post from the China Daily Show or The Onion, as there can truly be no “China Society for Human Rights Studies”.

    Ha ha…good one and almost got me!!

    By the way, Chinese invented dental floss 4,756 years ago using the armpit hairs of Palace courtesans…

  2. jeffli said

    Let them eat cake? ha ha they couldn’t bake a decent cake to save their lives!

  3. jeffli said

    btw ….you found that jet yet?

  4. penguincadi said

    今天第三个卖老外的帖子,尼玛,一如既往地,一如既往地傻比思路。能不能写点我能看懂地?

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