Thursday, April 14, 2022

BUS UNCLE, AIRPORT AUNTIE

It's been over a decade and a half, but Bus Uncle is still well worth enjoying. Backstory: middle aged man gets into an altercation with a younger man on public transit, and what starts off as a discussion over the points of contention becomes a remarkable demonstration of the middle aged man pushing the envelope as far as it will go.
With a certain unprintable eloquence.

It's probably one of the best language learning youtubes out there.

His vim is infectious.


Yesterday someone remarked about how she wished to learn Cantonese. Watching movies is a very good way of getting the pronunciation down, but, sadly, there isn't a movie where Bus Uncle goes one for ninety minutes.

So just watch the six minute video fifteen times.


UNCLE: VERBS AND NOUNS!

[Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsYRQkmVifg.]

The other classic of the genre (HK people being gloriously themselves and pulling out all the stops) is, of course, Airport Auntie having a meltdown. She missed her flight. It isn't as eloquent, but it makes up for that with vehemence.

AUNTIE: HOW COME HOW GO?


[SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVw7entkxg.]


Him, I like. He sounds reasonable. Her? Not so much.
Even under better conditions she migt be a strain.
Still, her kittens are very amusing.



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