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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 10:14 am

My apologies in advance if this offends anybody....... It's just funny!



Stevie Wonder is playing his 1st gig in China and the place is packed to the rafters.

In a bid to break the ice he asks if anyone has a request.

One chap jumps out of his seat in the 1st row and shouts at the top of his voice

"Play a jazz chord! Play a jazz chord!"

Amazed that this guy knows about the jazz influences in Stevie's career, the blind impresario starts to play an E minor scale and then goes into a difficult jazz melody for about 10 minutes.

When he finishes the whole place goes wild.

The chap jumps out of his seat again and shouts

"No, no, play a Jazz chord, play a jazz chord".

A bit cheesed off by this, Stevie, being the professional he is, dives straight in to a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat minor chord and really tears the place apart.

The crowd go ballistic with this impromptu show of his musical expertise.

But, still the little Chinese man jumps up again and shouts

"No, no. Play a jazz chord, play a jazz chord".

Stevie is really cheesed off now that this chap doesn't seem to appreciate his playing ability and shouts to him from the stage

" OK - smart alec, you get up here and do it".

The little bloke climbs onto the stage, takes hold of the mike and starts to sing...























" … a jazz chord to say, I ruv you..."

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Re: Stevie

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 09 Nov 2006 2:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
" … a jazz chord to say, I ruv you..."


Ha, ha, ha, too funnily cute. This joke should probably take place in Japan. Japanese language does not have the "L" sound whereas madarin does. However, mandarin does not have the "TH" sound. So if some chinese want to "sunk you", he is not threatening to sink your boat but really, just trying to "thank you" :P .

This reminds me of another incident. A Japanese once told me his crew member got into a fight with some SG chinese working on the ship. Both teams were trying to lower some massive equipment and the chinese was shouting out directives to the Japanese above to "pang ka lo" ("lower it" in Hokkien) but the Japanese thought the chinese were calling them "bakelo" (don't know the exact spelling but a Japanese swear word). Amusing !

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Re: Stevie

Postby ksl » Fri, 10 Nov 2006 3:48 am

earthfriendly wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
" … a jazz chord to say, I ruv you..."


Ha, ha, ha, too funnily cute. This joke should probably take place in Japan. Japanese language does not have the "L" sound whereas madarin does. However, mandarin does not have the "TH" sound. So if some chinese want to "sunk you", he is not threatening to sink your boat but really, just trying to "thank you" :P .

This reminds me of another incident. A Japanese once told me his crew member got into a fight with some SG chinese working on the ship. Both teams were trying to lower some massive equipment and the chinese was shouting out directives to the Japanese above to "pang ka lo" ("lower it" in Hokkien) but the Japanese thought the chinese were calling them "bakelo" (don't know the exact spelling but a Japanese swear word). Amusing !


Get the Chinese/Japanese to pronounce Blackpool. It will come out like Balapoo
and Japanese will say Backpoo Although I must admit, I also have to be reminded sometimes on pronounciation , when speaking Danish, after 25 years


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