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Old 02-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #709
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Default Re: Ben Kingsley is The Mandarin!

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Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
One nitpick that's been gnawing at me.

Is Mandarin illiterate, or are the trailer editors just doing awkward splicing?

"Heroes...there is no such thing."

No, Mandy. There ARE no such things. ThingS.

Is his English really that bad? I don't think so. I'm thinking this now famous quote is just bad splicing for the trailer. Either that, or imma hafta go Grammar Nazi upside Mandy's head
Are people of Asian descent who lean English illiterate? No of course not, but they can lean the language, but it's harder to lean the dialect.

There's alot of people I work with who have H1B visas that know the language, but don't have the dialect perfected and you have to interpret what they are trying to say. That doesn't make them illiterate.

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