Is the term "ping-pong" racially insensitive?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
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    ping pong comes from the formal name of the game in Chinese, 乒乓波, and should not have any racial connotations.

    ching chong is a racial slur though

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  • 5 months ago

    No but your interpretation of it is

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  • 5 months ago

    There is always some loser who gets offended by something! What do they expect, an apology???

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I don't think it is but I would not be surprised if some don't agree with me.

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  • 5 months ago

    No, it's onomatopoetic. Meaning it comes from the sound of the game itself.

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  • 5 months ago

    Not that I know of. But who knows what awful use some jerk has invented for it?

    Searching the Web for "ping pong racial," I find that someone has decided to make it an insult against Chinese people, because the game is popular in China.

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