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  • Archive for June 26th, 2007

    Is Mitt Romney Sticky Rice? Well, Supposedly the Chinese Voters Might Think he Is

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    Frank Phillips of The Boston Globe has a piece discussing the seemingly awkward translations of candidates names into Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) as required by law. According to the article, Mitt Romney could be read as Sticky or Uncooked Rice, Fred Thompson as Virtue Soup, and Tom Menino as Rainbow farmer — or worse. The […]