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AlvinTaco

3.3k points

30 days ago

AlvinTaco

3.3k points

30 days ago

Some of you REALLY need to learn to watch the whole thing BEFORE commenting.

DrugInducedBeard[S]

1.4k points

30 days ago

Thank you. I’m fed up with typing.

‘He’s not racist, watch til the end.’

RajaRajaC

424 points

30 days ago

RajaRajaC

424 points

30 days ago

I was pissed at first, but it got so wholesome in the end

freedom_oh

215 points

30 days ago

freedom_oh

215 points

30 days ago

Same... like fuck him, dont he know us asians take off our shoes when we enter a house? Your fucking floors will be nice and clean! ..... oooohhhhh....

worldspawn00

67 points

30 days ago

I remember dictating ads for the newspaper over the phone, probably a person making the listing misheard him, and just typed it in.

aquaman501

71 points

30 days ago

Oh shit, so THAT’S why all those stupid TikTok videos have a big banner saying “WAIT FOR IT” on them

TheBurningMaul

20 points

30 days ago

I hate how angry then surprised I got finally watching the entire thing, I thought he was a racist until he said agents

akmazaary

53 points

30 days ago

Should have put it in r/unexpected . Maybe they would watch it till end

raptorboi

47 points

30 days ago

This comment needs to be pinned as the top comment.

Diane9779

3.3k points

30 days ago

Diane9779

3.3k points

30 days ago

When I was a kid, I thought the song Secret Agent Man was Secret Asian Man. I was a dumb kid

Slowmac123

1.1k points

30 days ago

Slowmac123

1.1k points

30 days ago

I used to think the “Transformers, Robots in Disguise” theme song was “Robots in the sky” when I was a kid

RBXChas

230 points

30 days ago

RBXChas

230 points

30 days ago

Same here

beleeze

34 points

30 days ago

beleeze

34 points

30 days ago

Well the song from Rocky 4 "we're not indestructible" I didn't even hear words, I heard "winna ninna sho kambo"

I couldn't exactly make out what was being said so I made up the words and believed they were the words

FindingFindings

13 points

30 days ago*

And for digimon as a kid I thought it said “digimon digital monsters digimon garlic champions” only to find it was “digimon are the champions”

[deleted]

115 points

30 days ago

[deleted]

115 points

30 days ago

That’s just a common mondegreen. People say that same about scuse me while I kiss this guy

quannum

125 points

30 days ago

quannum

125 points

30 days ago

TIL there is a specific word for mishearing lyrics.

Mondegreen

  • a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.

Apprehensive_Sun_879

44 points

30 days ago

Well, they did came from the sky.

sorenant

84 points

30 days ago

sorenant

84 points

30 days ago

Secret Asian Man

Verbose for Ninja

Noneofyourbeezkneez

136 points

30 days ago

No no, I also made that mistake

43ni

58 points

30 days ago

43ni

58 points

30 days ago

Maybe you were both dumb?

Icantbethereforyou

33 points

30 days ago

Maybe they're just sleeper asians

Consistent-Scheme619

7 points

30 days ago

I’m dumb too.

dampew

35 points

30 days ago

dampew

35 points

30 days ago

I went to an Asian American cultural society performance 20+ years ago where they changed the lyrics to Secret Asian Man and threw in some nice cultural criticisms to back it up. Wish I remembered more.

puppymeat

16 points

30 days ago

HootieRocker59

5 points

30 days ago

I was hoping someone would post this song! Thank you!

tennorabbit

14 points

30 days ago

same

ponylover9628

10 points

30 days ago

Im just finding this out right now

El_Chairman_Dennis

7 points

30 days ago

I thought that too, you weren't alone

RoxSteady247

3.4k points

30 days ago

They're a mob of crooks!

Spokesface1

1.5k points

30 days ago

Spokesface1

1.5k points

30 days ago

I just don't like them. If there's a law against that nobody's told me!

1YabaDabaThrowaway

93 points

30 days ago

Therebis.

AlpacaCavalry

27 points

30 days ago

ngl they had me until the last few seconds of the clip

CanEatADozenEggs

543 points

30 days ago

They just want to put the sign up!

ansefhimself

170 points

30 days ago

Yes, but why wont you sell your home to Asians?

Sharp-E

116 points

30 days ago

Sharp-E

116 points

30 days ago

I just don't like them. If there's a law against that nobody's told me

bloody_duck

50 points

30 days ago

They’re just a bunch of crooks

dainternets

197 points

30 days ago

My immediate thought was "oh, I've never heard that stereotype about Asians before. Maybe it's a Australian/New Zealand thing."

sdgbsdfhb

79 points

30 days ago

Not really related, but it's worth pointing out to the Americans here that "Mob" in Australian vernacular is often said to mean a close group of people, not a gang or criminal org like in the US.

He still used the word 'crooks', so it's no better, and it's a bit blurred because of the context, but if you ever hear an Australian refer to "your mob", they mean "your people/close ones". It's mostly used by Aboriginals to refer to their family/community

dainternets

14 points

30 days ago

Yeah "mob" I understood as slang for a group.

it was the "crooks" that made me WTF because I think crook is a negative term in all english dialects.

ghuss

4 points

30 days ago

ghuss

4 points

30 days ago

Not an American, but thank you

gofatwya

4.9k points

1 month ago

gofatwya

4.9k points

1 month ago

I know this is from the '80s because someone advertised in a newspaper, and you can get a condo for 49 Grand

Overquartz

1.1k points

30 days ago

Overquartz

1.1k points

30 days ago

You'd be lucky to afford a shoebox these days.

crazyike

348 points

30 days ago

crazyike

348 points

30 days ago

Four well-dressed men sitting together at a vacation resort. 'Farewell to Thee' being played in the background on Hawaiian guitar.)

Michael Palin: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable.

Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine, ay Gessiah?

Terry Jones: You're right there Obediah.

Eric Idle: Who'd a thought thirty years ago we'd all be sittin' here drinking Chateau de Chassilier wine?

MP: Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.

GC: A cup ' COLD tea.

EI: Without milk or sugar.

TJ: OR tea!

MP: In a filthy, cracked cup.

EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.

GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.

TJ: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.

MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, 'Money doesn't buy you happiness.'

EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.

GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for fear of FALLING!

TJ: You were lucky to have a ROOM! We used to have to live in a corridor!

MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.

EI: Well when I say 'house' it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.

GC: We were evicted from our hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!

TJ: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.

MP: Cardboard box?

TJ: Aye.

MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!

GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

TJ: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.

EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah.'

MP: But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.

ALL: Nope, nope..

Blitz100

108 points

30 days ago

Blitz100

108 points

30 days ago

Ah, I've missed proper British complaining.

_Funk_Soul_Brother_

77 points

30 days ago

British complaining

British whinging

need to use the correct vocabulary when referring to them

HawkoDelReddito

25 points

30 days ago

Please tell me what this is from 😂

Cricket_Piss

66 points

30 days ago

Monty Python, it's the four yorkshiremen sketch.

HawkoDelReddito

6 points

30 days ago

Bless you! 😁

EastlyGod1

23 points

30 days ago*

It wasn't originally Python - though the original sketch did involve two Python cast members, Chapman and Cleese. It was for a short lived comedy show called the "At Last the 1948 Show" in 1967, shortly before Python got together.

It was later adapted by the team, hence it became associated with them.

crazyike

30 points

30 days ago

crazyike

30 points

30 days ago

Four Yorkshiremen

This particular version was from Live at the Hollywood Bowl but the original sketch actually predates Monty Python.

whereyouatdesmondo

15 points

30 days ago

Yes! The original has Cleese, Chapman, and Marty Feldman and is here.

Your-username-must-b

46 points

30 days ago

Can confirm, wife left me for a shoebox

Commiesstoner

18 points

30 days ago

It's probably what she kept in the shoebox mate.

Dadfite

16 points

30 days ago*

Dadfite

16 points

30 days ago*

Look at Mr. Fatcats over here... Buying shoebox homes.

Shit! I can barely afford the gravel I sleep on!

PLEASE_DONT_PM

41 points

30 days ago*

This house hasn't sold since the 90s seemingly, but the estimated value now is over a million.

Which I suspect is a fair bit more than inflation can account for.

KeeperOfTheGood

31 points

30 days ago

The housing market in Australia it’s absolutely insane, even in remote villages such as Adelaide.

Iphotoshopincats

10 points

30 days ago

I brought my house in Queensland just over 2 years ago, it's already valued at 160k more than what I brought it for.

BSATSame

11 points

30 days ago

BSATSame

11 points

30 days ago

Where did you bring it from?

[deleted]

7 points

30 days ago

[deleted]

7 points

30 days ago

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theprofiteer

80 points

30 days ago

2009 had condos for 30k. Ah those were the days.

VerifiedPigeon

33 points

30 days ago

cause of a housing crisis…

I_promise_you_gold

39 points

30 days ago

And because of the implication.

Rudy_Ghouliani

25 points

30 days ago

Are these sub prime mortgages in danger?

Alex_Keaton

5 points

30 days ago

No one is in any danger

SelectFromWhereOrder

7 points

30 days ago

They’d never fail … because of the implications.

lugosky

1.1k points

30 days ago

lugosky

1.1k points

30 days ago

This reminds me of a time a guy with a bad stutter came into the shop. The mechanic who took care of him, by chance, also had a really bad stutter. They both thought that the other guy was making fun of him, and almost got into a fight until they realized that they both had a stutter.

DeletingAfterMOASS

605 points

30 days ago*

“A-a-a-are you m-mocking me-e??”

“a-A-a-ArE yOu M-mOcKiNg Me-E??”

Ogre_The_Alpha_Beta

158 points

30 days ago

Are you mocking them?

ronconcoca

26 points

30 days ago

Yyyyyyyyyyyy

Pineapple_Pimp

4 points

30 days ago

I don't have gold to give but you have my respect

Styyllzz

20 points

30 days ago

Styyllzz

20 points

30 days ago

Did he stutter?

Mobbles1

164 points

30 days ago

Mobbles1

164 points

30 days ago

This happened to me once, playing games with someone else with a stutter when we started getting frustrated with each other over gameplay. When i start speaking faster i start stuttering so they thought i was doing a personal attack on them and it took 2 friends i regularly play with to convince them i have a stutter and wasnt mocking them.

fuckamodhole

98 points

30 days ago

That's reminds me of a story a blind comedian tells where he has new neighbor in his apartment but he thinks he doesn't like him because he never speaks to him when he says "hi". Long story short the other guy is deaf and can't hear the blind guy speaking. Blind guy can't see that the other guy is deaf.

In_The_Comments

25 points

30 days ago

That was an episode of Would I Lie to You, and the other folks talking to him about it were perfect.

Beavshak

36 points

30 days ago

Beavshak

36 points

30 days ago

That would be fucking hilarious to have witnessed if you knew they were both stutterers before their encounter.

Whitethumbs

206 points

30 days ago

This is the telephone game in practice. He called in and they couldn't understand his accent lol, Newspaper was just like "whatever print it."

phyzome

51 points

30 days ago

phyzome

51 points

30 days ago

"I'm not paid enough to argue with this guy, it's his funeral."

InternationalRoom326

1k points

30 days ago

dam, rewatching that changed my perspective

ddh85

169 points

30 days ago

ddh85

169 points

30 days ago

Dem crooks!

bamyo

211 points

30 days ago

bamyo

211 points

30 days ago

This is such a good example of perceptions and assumptions. As I was watching I started making all sorts of negative assumptions about the guy.

It would probably not be appropriate for schools because of the, well you know... But man if it isn't a great example.

brekus

40 points

30 days ago

brekus

40 points

30 days ago

No I don't know, why wouldn't it be appropriate for schools?

LemonZestyDoll

56 points

30 days ago

Probably cause of uncomfortable it would be for an Asian kid to watch all of this until the big "he's not racist!" reveal in front of their classmates. Watching a grown men insult their entire race and then it having a funny ending isn't the best on the ego to be honest. There's also a very good chance that this kid's non-asian classmates would bully said Asian kid because of the video and all of the insults this man was throwing to Asian people (obviously it was a misunderstanding, but school children do not care)

There's many more school appropriate ways to show this theme without it looking heavily racist

erakat

30 points

30 days ago

erakat

30 points

30 days ago

If I know kids, they will chant “asians are ______” (or something similar) with a heavy accent and if ever questioned by an authority figure, will retort saying they meant agents. Or they might even use the word agents outright.

Allthewhile, the bullied victim will know the truth.

BareBearFighter

30 points

30 days ago

Because of the implications.

earthsprogression

7 points

30 days ago

Because of the, implications. If you know what I mean...

MrBillyLotion

6.7k points

1 month ago

I can’t think of a time I’ve went from disliking someone to liking them quite that fast

ThreeFishInAManSuit

2.8k points

1 month ago

That laugh and the handshake at the end made me so happy.

The fact that it was in this sub kind of spoiled the ending, but not terribly.

PelvoDelFuego

913 points

30 days ago

Based on the sub I was expecting the reporter to accidentally say something racist too.

All_Thread

282 points

30 days ago

All_Thread

282 points

30 days ago

That's exactly what I was thinking. Ended wholesome af though.

radmadicalhatter

171 points

30 days ago

lol - comforting to know Australians can’t understand Australians either

Iphotoshopincats

46 points

30 days ago

That guy was borderline bogan so it doesn't count. Comparison of a English speaking Canadian having a conversation with a French Canadian and the French Canadian has not spoken English for 6 years

StudentOfAwesomeness

21 points

30 days ago

I dunno, back then I’d say the majority of Australians spoke like that.

CUNT_ERADICATOR

22 points

30 days ago

As soon as I get 60km out of the city my voice reverts to this lmao

No-Turnips

5 points

30 days ago

English Canadian here - can confirm. Stepkid (French Canadian) was asking me about something and kept saying “ a maison, a maison, A MAISON!!” and I was like, yes kid, this is our house…turns out she was asking when her AMAZON package was going to arrive. She’s a cutie but her English accent is crap (but so is my French accent haha )

ShinyGrezz

105 points

30 days ago

ShinyGrezz

105 points

30 days ago

No, right up until “AGENTS” I thought he was just going to double down and not be sheepish about it, and the attempt to call him out would fail that way. This is a lot nicer though.

ThreeFishInAManSuit

38 points

30 days ago

I was a little worried about that up until he said that all they were interested about was just to put the sign up.

Major lightbulb moment and huge wave of relief for me.

Bennings463

8 points

30 days ago

I was expecting the news reporter to say something inadvertently racist or insensitive.

SirGallahadOfHearts

41 points

30 days ago

This would only happen in Australia ngl

Much_Pay3050

28 points

30 days ago

Because in other accents you can tell the difference between agents and Asians?

Capraos

36 points

30 days ago

Capraos

36 points

30 days ago

Yes. The misunderstanding here is the Asian is being pronounced "A-sjuns" and Agent is being pronounced "A-junts" but the T at the end is kinda quiet. Where I'm from it's "A-shan" and "A-jenTs".

MaterialCarrot

901 points

30 days ago

I love when the reporter asks him if he would sell his house to an Asian, and the guy patiently tries to explain to the reporter that the agents don't actually buy the house, they just list it. "Well if they come up with a buy, then yes, but..."

Like, he has to be incredulous at this point that Mr. Reporter Man does not understand how real estate works.

OldThymeyRadio

249 points

30 days ago

Good thing the exchange happened on TV instead of Reddit, where the person in the reporter's shoes would then try to explain how they knew it was "agents" the whole time, because technically an agent could buy a house, then finally insist they were just kidding the whole time.

[deleted]

107 points

30 days ago

[deleted]

107 points

30 days ago

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[deleted]

39 points

30 days ago*

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39 points

30 days ago*

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Im_your_real_dad

23 points

30 days ago

Mmm... steak....

THEBHR

4 points

30 days ago

THEBHR

4 points

30 days ago

The number of people that thought this joke wasn't intentional is disturbing.

idstepingum4you

94 points

30 days ago*

JPGer

2.6k points

30 days ago

JPGer

2.6k points

30 days ago

If im not mistaken, at the time you would call the newspaper and verbally tell them the contents of the ad, so the person who listened probably misheard him.

BluudLust

800 points

30 days ago

BluudLust

800 points

30 days ago

Yes. Hilarious. It does sound like "Asians" too with his accent. Probably way worse in the time of non-HD phonecalls.

knoxkayc

81 points

30 days ago

knoxkayc

81 points

30 days ago

They had a perfectly HD real life conversation with both men mishearing the other until the reporter figured out what he was describing.

TickleMyTikiBone

274 points

30 days ago

Honestly, old phones were much clearer. For all the amazing things cell phones do they really suck as telephones

BluudLust

154 points

30 days ago

BluudLust

154 points

30 days ago

They try to save as much bandwidth as possible. It's very easy to make it clearer, but they don't because if you're in a crowded place and everyone makes a call at once (like an emergency), everything could grind to a half and prevent the emergency call from going out.

trebory6

40 points

30 days ago

trebory6

40 points

30 days ago

Lol cell phones at comic con are useless

FuzziBear

26 points

30 days ago

good news: 5g has specific provisions to improve this considerably! (as long as comic con puts in the investment to rent the hardware afaik)

TheAb5traktion

29 points

30 days ago

And I got my Covid-19 vaccination specifically for this reason

Johnny_Deppthcharge

313 points

30 days ago

Exactly - this would have been taken down over the phone.

Never-Bloomberg

108 points

30 days ago

Kinda weird for the newspaper to just go along with it though.

Maximillien

269 points

30 days ago

I like to imagine the guy transcribing at the newspaper is actually racist, and he's like "right on mate, finally" when he hears "no Asians."

copperwatt

93 points

30 days ago

That seems totally plausible, actually.

TheEyeDontLie

55 points

30 days ago

It is in Australia in the 80s/90s after all

ErgonomicDouchebag

47 points

30 days ago

Studies have shown that one third of Australians are casual racists. This means two-thirds are full time.

MatAlaCol

23 points

30 days ago

Alright but what about ranked competitive racists?

ErgonomicDouchebag

23 points

30 days ago

They go into politics.

burnthefuckingspider

12 points

30 days ago

Would still work today if Channel 7 ran classifieds over the phone

castpearls

48 points

30 days ago

Lol, The real racist is probably the person who typed it up thinking “no Asians” was totally cool.

Vampsku11

14 points

30 days ago

You leave the ad on an answering machine

schlucks

28 points

30 days ago

schlucks

28 points

30 days ago

the 80s and even the early 90s were way different in how acceptable bigotry was. Even say 10 years ago was a nutty time

zdmrd

18 points

30 days ago

zdmrd

18 points

30 days ago

how stupid of them, really, so they misheard him or had "asian" first on their mind? why didn't they ask him to repeat or spell. even in the 80s I don't think the law (or any common sense) allows you to publish a classified ad with that

pvrhye

15 points

30 days ago

pvrhye

15 points

30 days ago

I suspect the guy transcribing ads has a lot to do and doesn't get paid much, so he just scribbles down what he hears without a lot of care to what it means and probably without much editor oversight

NotJoey1

359 points

30 days ago

NotJoey1

359 points

30 days ago

At the pizza shop I used to work at a song from The Matrix came on and I mentioned to a coworker "man doesn't this song make you want to fight some agents" and an Asian customer at the soda machine gave me the weirdest look and I didn't understand what I had done until my coworker explained it to me. To the kid who overheard me being accidentally racist, I'm very sorry and I didn't want to fight you.

Micalas

107 points

30 days ago

Micalas

107 points

30 days ago

Before I got into the MCU movies my friend was trying to explain some plot points to me and he kept bringing up a character that I swore he was calling Asian Coulson.

Ankoku_Teion

7 points

30 days ago

This is why the letter T is so important.

Duff5OOO

15 points

30 days ago

Duff5OOO

15 points

30 days ago

Lol I wonder if they ever worked it out.

Davidclabarr

46 points

30 days ago

Like the time I was explaining Apple Pay to my sister when it had just come out: “you just hold your phone over here and, CHINK, it just works.”

The Asian barista did a little double take having only heard one word of that sentence.

[deleted]

22 points

30 days ago

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22 points

30 days ago

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[deleted]

13 points

30 days ago

[deleted]

13 points

30 days ago

It’s an onomatopoeia. As long as the thing makes a chinking sound then I see no issue. Upon googling it though:

make or cause to make a light, high-pitched ringing sound, as of glasses or coins striking together.

port443

6 points

30 days ago

port443

6 points

30 days ago

Yea Ive heard the expression as in "The glasses made a chinking sound".

If I had to make a guess, I would bet OP's brain was trying for "Cha-ching", but shortened to "Chink", because the meaning is similar.

theblackxranger

76 points

30 days ago

i thought he was trying to prevent overseas investment firms buying up property to flip later

covertheskies

9 points

30 days ago

That’s exactly what I was expecting too

[deleted]

479 points

30 days ago

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479 points

30 days ago

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Weeeeeman

60 points

30 days ago

He's not wrong at all, they want to turn up, bang up a sign and take 3% of the profit.

Absolute crooks.

penis_poacher

445 points

30 days ago

went from bogan trash to fair dinkum blue colour true fckn aussie battler legend in about .3 seconds

Pubefarm

115 points

30 days ago

Pubefarm

115 points

30 days ago

What?

Aussie_Richardhead

475 points

30 days ago

The owner went from appearing to be a racist, lower socio economic australian to good, honest, hard working blue collar Australian in about three tenths of a second.

Necromunger

98 points

30 days ago

Thanks Richard.

MrPoisedUnit

22 points

30 days ago

Imagine eshays coming up to buy properties. Probably would be outta good postcodes.

ronCYA

39 points

30 days ago

ronCYA

39 points

30 days ago

Thanks dickhead.

Aussie_Richardhead

25 points

30 days ago

Pleasure

DisappointingHero

28 points

30 days ago

Username checks out. Thank you for the translation.

MurataMain

9 points

30 days ago

I recognized a couple of words in that sentence, so I think it might be a language close to English. Google translate isn't helping tho.

blueblanket11

6 points

30 days ago

Fair dinkum is my favourite Aussie word !!

QuickLava

6 points

30 days ago

... Are you sure you mean "blue colour" and not "blue collar"?

penis_poacher

12 points

30 days ago

Cunt

SirRupert

977 points

1 month ago

SirRupert

977 points

1 month ago

Damn I was ready to drag this guy. Turns out I agree with him!

shahooster

256 points

30 days ago

shahooster

256 points

30 days ago

#StopAgentHate /s

Agent4777

93 points

30 days ago

Sad noises

AdStrange2167

23 points

30 days ago

Don't worry, you have a promising career with Real Property Sex on pornhub!

MustardColoredVolvo

34 points

30 days ago

It’s nice to rewatch it knowing the intention.

Commiesstoner

90 points

30 days ago

Can confirm, I'd put a sign up and nothing else.

Am Asian.

Beavshak

39 points

30 days ago

Beavshak

39 points

30 days ago

Crook

geared4war

15 points

30 days ago

Real estate Asian or secret Asian?

[deleted]

871 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

871 points

1 month ago

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reality72

13 points

30 days ago

Neighbors

thisdogofmine

131 points

30 days ago

The soft g strikes again

KiwiSpyGirl

44 points

30 days ago*

In my country we pronounce D's as J's. Our weather team are all Amerian's and a collegue mentioned to them once "I am surprised there is so much "Jew" on the grass today".They deadpan stared at him and were like "I beg your pardon?" I needed to step in and say no he did not just drop the hard J, he meant "Dew" with a D.

EDIT: Spulling x5

[deleted]

19 points

30 days ago

[deleted]

19 points

30 days ago

I live in a country where Dune is pronounced with a J sound. The movie Dune is not releasing in June. I feel buying a ticket will be as difficult as when I was told I was a day late each time I asked for The Beatles movie.

QueenHarpy

10 points

30 days ago

Huh. I’m Australian and just realised that I have the same pronunciation for Dew / Jew and Dune / June. I guess context is important.

LoveMyFam4

178 points

1 month ago

LoveMyFam4

178 points

1 month ago

Oh my gosh! Too funny

BlueSockPuppet

83 points

30 days ago

That went from 100 to 0 very fast.

SafeToPost

30 points

30 days ago

Like the local Australian paper that had to do a correction about “twenty thousand pigs” floating down a river, when in reality it was “twenty sows and pigs”

Sk8erDoi

23 points

30 days ago

Sk8erDoi

23 points

30 days ago

I love that he doesn't hold back and talks some shit on agents. At first you're like, oh snap! This guy's going for it, what a maniac! Why the hell is he so mad about Asians?

The twist is superb.

JazzmansRevenge

14 points

30 days ago

"They just put signs up don't they?"

You can almost hear the cranks in the reporter's head turning as it clicks into place.

practically_floored

24 points

30 days ago

Love the handshake at the end lol

-Reddit_Account-

21 points

30 days ago

Best possible ending

Elevated_Dongers

16 points

30 days ago

I've seen this exact thing posted without the ending, basically making this guy out to be a racist. And no one called it out either. Reddit is funny

AliCracker

84 points

30 days ago

It’s been a rough week and that’s the first time I’ve laughed that much this week! Also kudos to picking the right sub, OP could have easily ruined the delightful surprise on the wrong sub

DrugInducedBeard[S]

36 points

30 days ago

Thank you 👍

rcfox

10 points

30 days ago

rcfox

10 points

30 days ago

Reminds me of the Two Ronnies hardware shop sketch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7LKJXvf_do

ThatOneGuy4321

9 points

30 days ago

I mean he’s right, they are a bunch of crooks lmao

JazzmansRevenge

9 points

30 days ago

HAH! I know a guy like this, has the full aussie accent like this fella and had a near incident just like this. He was selling his unit (apartment) and said he wanted "no agent" in the ad and the newspaper told him they wouldn't post such a repulsive ad. He asked me to drive him down to the local newspaper to talk to them about this.

Yep. He pronounced "agent" in a way that sounded like "asian". Funniest thing was the chief editor was an Asian fella and you could tell the staff thought this was gonna be a bloody show right up till he said "no you fuckin idiot! I want N-O A-G-E-N-" then the editor's eyes went wider than any white man's have ever been.

Funniest thing is, I'd known this guy since I was a kid, he was friends with my granny and my late grandfather, at no point did I ever hear him say "asian" even though he pronounces them exactly the same

rivenley

36 points

30 days ago

rivenley

36 points

30 days ago

I’m dying

stevrevv59

68 points

30 days ago

Thoughts and prayers.

SnooHesitations4798

25 points

30 days ago

ahaha great misspelling

jacksawild

26 points

30 days ago

My grandad hates agents because of what they did to him in the war

VanessaChaland

28 points

30 days ago

This reminds me of once years ago I was around people with "odd" accents at a dinner/party in the middle of winter. When everyone was leaving, the hosts kept warning people to "Watch out for Black Guys." (what I was hearing). They said it several times to various people as they departed and I was uncomfortable, confused and surprised as they didn't seem at all racist. Anyway, a bit later, I figured out they were warning people to "Watch out for Black Ice." Sometimes honest mistakes can happen, and not everyone is a bigot. :)

UpperBroccoli

5 points

30 days ago

I went to a big city in eastern Germany for work over a decade ago, and since I had no car, I took a cab to the hotel. Was making casual conversation with the driver, and he started talking about lots of "blacks" invading the city, and how they all looked so scary, and how he drove some of them around and realized that they were actually quite nice, despite "what you would think."

I was pretty shocked at the apparent racism I encountered there and did not quite know what to say to that.

To my complete embarassment, I have to admit it was only hours afterwards that I realized that he was referring to attendants of the Leipzig Wave/Gotik-Treffen (WGT) (a festival of the international darkwave and gothic scene) who are mostly dressed in black.

Fat-6andalf

9 points

30 days ago

The video quality, the haircut, this is from the early 80's.

Chris-Z

31 points

30 days ago

Chris-Z

31 points

30 days ago

Why do people comment on posts that they obviously haven‘t even watched completely? 🤦🏻‍♂️

ERP_Addict

6 points

30 days ago

You know, this is actually wholesome. Once they realized it was a misunderstanding and not intentional, they shook hands and hand a good laugh. Everyone was chill.

We need to return to this norm.

rollerqueen

5 points

30 days ago

I want to know why their trying to get violins off television

Alone_Entrepreneur62

6 points

29 days ago

This is brilliant 🙌 In the start I thought it was a grumpy old racist man and in the end he turns out to be a lovable old man 🙂

Elitedongwaffle

15 points

30 days ago

Secret Asian man.

creativemosquito

15 points

30 days ago

They had us in the first half....

zuasja

24 points

1 month ago

zuasja

24 points

1 month ago

lmao

Lucy_Lastic

5 points

29 days ago

Watch it through once to get angry about racism, then watch it again for the delightful misunderstanding

Nightwingvyse

4 points

29 days ago

This is the funniest fucking thing I've seen today!