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China Is the New Texas: Even for Jewish Eating Joints

By Dan Friedman

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Marshall “Masher” Grainge, my fearsome (but fearsomely fair) high school vice principal, always used to say that “they do things big in America.” But then China came along and did things multiple factors bigger. Leeds-New York-Beijing. Big-bigger-biggest. Huge-huger-huguosi.

By 2050, when Jews only speak either Mandarin or Hebrew, we’ll look back on this transitional Yid-Chinglish with fond incomprehension. Until then we’ll keep squinting at the signage and eating in Huguosi Nosheries around the world.

Hat tip, as always, to Nick “Huguosi” Frisch.



Comments
Samuel Zhang Tue. Jan 19, 2010

I am a Chinese student who is seeking conversion to Judaism in the US. When I was in Beijing, I went to "Huguosi" every week. This picture makes me feel at home.

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