Now that's funnyWhen you go to China, it would be an interesting experiment (in my own opinion) to say "I am the white man" in Chinese to a local......I wonder if it would make 'em laugh......I'm guessing it would.
On a different, but serious note, my brother is dating a sista (an older black girl) and no shi ting, she was upstairs, and he was in the kitchen downstairs, and less than 15 seconds after he cut open a watermelon, she came running down the stairs, and said "I smell watermelon!)
They do in fact like to laugh at themselves. I used to tell them that in my country we call them "Foreigners" and "Slit eyes" - this was because in China they call us "Foreigners" or "Long Noses".
For the watermelon - that is one way they teach the first part of Tai Chi - "Get a big melon, cut it in half - half for you and half for me" LOL
As for the "Lady" comment - anyone that's ever been close to them will know - definitely not a bloke but they ain't the "Demure obedient little ladies" that the Western world seems to imagine them to be either LOL
I'm not actually racist but I do think that our own greed has caused us to give the world to China on a plate - and they have gladly accepted it. How many times do you read now where they are trying to get minor policies changed to suit their imports? - think about where that will lead.to - a major cultural change over the next 1 - 2 generations.