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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why Cantonese is a real language in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:23am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Why Cantonese is a real language When it comes to Cantonese, I am a diehard regional southerner and proud of it. By Cantonese, I mean the language spoken in Hong ... from the Education Bureau, I don't think it was a gaffe when it said in its website's section on language learning support that "Cantonese is not an official language ...

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    'Beautiful souls' blinkered to reality

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... when it comes to Hong Kong. So there is this uncritical celebration of local culture and so-called core values, which can mean anything depending on who you ask: Cantonese language, rule ...

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    Mainland Chinese aren't the only ones peeing on streets of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... on Leighton Road, near my office, during the evening rush hour and releasing a long stream in front of dozens of horrified and disgusted people. I was sure his first language was neither Cantonese nor ...

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    Politicians must stop abuse of English

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by Alex Lo

    ... struck cheung", making it sound like "fireworks hit the wall" in Cantonese. I realise the DAB is a patriotic group. This does not mean we should abuse the English language. ... lawmaker Christopher Chung Shu-kun. I am sure MTR chief executive Jay Walder deserved all the criticism heaped on him in the legislature, but Chung could have done it with better language skills. ...

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    Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-minority' schools

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... as ethnic-minority students because it distorts our perceptions and warps the way we administer education policy and run local schools. They are as local as any Cantonese-speaking Chinese students born in Hong Kong and speak the language as well as the latter. Their families often date back several generations in Hong Kong, so some are more local than local Chinese whose grandparents, like mine, ...

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    If you must curse, at least get it right

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... a work day without cursing in its Cantonese and English variants. They say "curse like a sailor" but I suspect we journalists are worse. The F-word is arguably the most versatile in the English language. Used as a verb, noun or adjective, it can be deployed in myriad situations and expressions- to curse, to convey exuberance or frustration, to provoke, amuse and, as originally ...



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