Andreas on June 08, 2012, 01:38:35 pm
Which meaning of "chinese fire drill" is referred to in today's strip (6/8/2012)?
I can't seem to find a good match... and as I do translation for a living, it makes me antsy when that happens...

myrkul999 on June 08, 2012, 02:22:23 pm
Noun:   

    often offensive. A state of disorder or confusion.

Basically, your standard government Charlie-Foxtrot.

Andreas on June 08, 2012, 03:35:50 pm
Noun:   

    often offensive. A state of disorder or confusion.

Basically, your standard government Charlie-Foxtrot.
That's what I had, too... but I couldn't make the joke work well with it.

SandySandfort on June 08, 2012, 04:37:16 pm
Which meaning of "chinese fire drill" is referred to in today's strip (6/8/2012)?
I can't seem to find a good match... and as I do translation for a living, it makes me antsy when that happens...

I wrote it as a double entendre. First, because it described the disorderly scene of the protest. Second, because "Wang Security" is run by, and staffed by, Asian security personnel. (And third, so I could throw in a non-PC comment and (later) response.

myrkul999 on June 08, 2012, 05:00:45 pm
Second, because "Wang Security" is run by, and staffed by, Asian security personnel.

Totally missed that! That is funny.

Pavitra on June 08, 2012, 09:24:30 pm
"Wang Security" also works for the other kind of C.F.

Tucci78 on June 09, 2012, 04:55:50 am
"Wang Security" also works for the other kind of C.F.

Just as long as "Wang Security" has nothing to do with male chastity devices.

This is, after all, Escape From Terra, not The Road to Wellville.
"I is a great believer in peaceful settlements," Jik-jik assured him. "Ain't nobody as peaceful as a dead trouble-maker."
-- Keith Laumer, Retief's War (1966)

Andreas on June 09, 2012, 06:55:22 am
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Just as long as "Wang Security" has nothing to do with male chastity devices.
On the contrary; they undergo special cock-fighting training.
They're actually more dangerous if caught with their pants down...  ;D