Is the term "ping-pong" racially insensitive?
- Anonymous12 months agoFavourite answer
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
- 12 months ago
No but your interpretation of it is
- DeLayneLv 41 year ago
There is always some loser who gets offended by something! What do they expect, an apology???
- BobLv 71 year ago
I don't think it is but I would not be surprised if some don't agree with me.
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- yet-knish!Lv 71 year ago
No, it's onomatopoetic. Meaning it comes from the sound of the game itself.
- SamwiseLv 71 year 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.