Yip! 廸莊 sounds much better because 約翰 sounds more like a biblical character than a Flying Dutchman.
Talking of 猩倒日報, I think probably Sir Yip pronounced Jong as John and so Jong beccame 約翰.
Now, talking of bible (don’t worry, this is the last “talking of"), the wise man who translated John as 約翰 (in Mandarin, I suppose) must have pronounced John as Yeah Hon because it never makes sense to me how you can say John as 約翰!
Support PC, Mike Harris, Eves and Tory are my heroes!!! Cut everything and have a slim gov’t!
By: Civic on 九月 12, 2007 at 6:22 下午
I would prefer to see John Tory win the election. If not, I rather see a Liberal minority government with PC as a stronger opposition.
There are signs that the Unions could sway their support to the Liberal Party (or Cockroach Party as coined by 獨孤bro), as it happened in the last federal election. So, I am a bit wary about all the dirty tricks the Liberal Party could pull to lure those candidates who can easily trade their votes with some freebies.
Regardless of the results, I would no doubt be delighted to see Michael Chan be defeated.
Harris government’s common-sense governance and perceived vociferous attacks on the unions (teacher, nurse, etc.) brought rounds of applause from people like me and Civic but of course not from those union members.
From the latest poll results, there seems to be an upward momentum in PC support. Let’s keep our spirits high and I am sure, on October 10, together we can put an end to Ontario’s 4-year misery.
Just to name of few of this Cockroach Party’s pathetic footprints in their Hall of Shame:
1. Broken promises from the “Pointed Head" (quoting Ernie Eves)
2. Self-initiated outrageous MPP wage hike
3. Imposing “health premium" and resulting in longer (6 hours or more typical waiting time), NOT shorter, ER waiting time
4. Inaction on TTC union and chairman’s insatiable looting of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money, using publicly-owned infrastructure as hostage
5. Inaction on people from the crown (or, now, clown’s) corporations billing the taxpayers millions of dollars without receipts as reported by the Auditor’s General
6. Demotion of Tony Wong, exactly the opposite of what 的勿堅 promised and what voters like me hoped for when we cast our votes in the last provincial election
7. Appointment of the incapable Michael Chan only as an act of contrition to the treatment of Wong
More to come when I have a moment to compile an annex to this list