A student introduced this to me a few months back and at first I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to laugh. I worried for a minute that it might be offensive. But, oh man, it is so funny for so many reasons. I do not think it translates so well for people outside of Hong Kong though, because I shared it with some friends from the States and they were like, “Um, yeah. Okay…” I am not sure if they were thinking, like I had, at first that it was offensive, or if they just don’t think it is funny. Either way it still makes me crack up.
The kid who did it is an international student in HK and clearly has great English and Chinese, and not a bad Pakistani accent either. He is acutely aware of the lingusitic tendencies among Cantonese English speakers and perhaps for me it was especialy funny because I spend a lot of my days surrounded by this increasingly charming patois.