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Why Do You Hate Riding the Bus, Comrade?

 
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Why Do You Hate Riding the Bus, Comrade?
« on: June 02, 2010, 12:33:57 PM »


No more "comrades" on Beijing buses
http://news.yahoo.com/s/n...01/od_nm/us_china_comrade
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BEIJING (Reuters) China's bus drivers and ticket sellers have been urged to leave communism behind, with a new training manual instructing them to call travelers "sir" or "madam" instead of "comrade," state media reported on Monday.

Older Beijingers, a few of whom still wear "Mao suits" that were once a virtual uniform for China's hundreds of millions of citizens, will be exempt from the new ruling.
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A newly released manual for Beijing bus staff suggests forms of address ranging from "student" to the plain "passenger" for younger travelers, for whom comrade has a different gloss, as a slang term for gay.
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Re: Why Do You Hate Riding the Bus, Comrade?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 06:06:30 PM »

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as a slang term for gay.

comrade stroh.
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Re: Why Do You Hate Riding the Bus, Comrade?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 06:57:51 PM »

^LOL
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