Warm Southern Breeze

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Mu Shu Gai Sampan

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, December 10, 2010

Sometimes…

it’s NOT what you think.

Wok this way.

Tie Sing, Chinese cook

Sing Peak – Yosemite National Park, R. B. Marshall named this peak in 1899 for Tie Sing, the Chinese cook for the USGS from 1888 to 1918 (Farquhar).*

California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names, by Erwin G. Gudee, William Bright, p 364 - via Google Books

* California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names, by Erwin G. Gudee, William Bright, p 364

Fu-chou

Hang Seng

Singsing

Wing-ding

Dingaling

Singh song

Wonton

Hai Fong

King Kong

Dingdong

Thai Won Awn

Thai Jaun Own

Wu-kang

Wu-Tang Clan

Ku Klux Klan

Batman

Wei-fang

WiFi

Fe-fi-fo-fum

Tai kwon do

Kwai Chang Caine

Crack Cocaine

Ho Chi Minh

Fu-ling

Phuket

No foolin’?

You’re not fooling me.

Shanghai

Chiang Kai-shek

She: What are you wearing?

Me: Starry Nights.

* California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names, by Erwin G. Gudee, William Bright, p 364

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