Our accent is somehow thought to be funny. The thing is Terrell Suggs Hat , we cannot help but speak the way we do, generally stressing our words more than many Taiwanese. People who aren’t familiar with our habit just think it’s a little scary. Once while with some Taiwan friend I ran across an MBC friend, and we began to talk to each other excitedly. After he left I switched back to my Taiwanese “phonetic channel.” My Taiwanese friend asked Marshal Yanda Hat , “what were you quarreling about? It sounded like you were shouting at him the entire time!”
Once my friend went out with a Taiwan friend and said (in Chinese) “I need to click money at the ATM.” “Clicking money” just means to withdraw money. Later, when they were boarding a bus, he realized he had no coins with him and asked “Do you have any coins? Can you ‘dong’ money into the coin box for me?” His friend was completely bewildered. “You want me to knock on the box?”
Once when I went back to Malaysia for Chinese New Year C.J. Mosley Hat , my father put some white shoe polish on my sport shoes by mistake. We used to do that for our school shoes to keep them white. So when I came back to Taiwan I went shoe shopping with a Taiwanese friend, and when I took off my shoes she screamed: “Look, the paint on your shoes is peeling off!”
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