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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Sex Language

The logic of this article escapes me. It seems to be comparing contemporary slang English with "traditional Chinese". First, "traditional Chinese" is undefined: "Chinese" is not a language, but a family of languages. The article never states which Chinese language was used for translations. It seems unlikely that all Chinese languages use the same terms to refer to sex. If "traditional Chinese" means "classical Chinese", which is indeed used to refer to a single language, then it seems preposterous to compare words used in classical literary Chinese with contemporary English slang.

Moreover, it is surprising these days to find an article that is unaware, or ignores, the obvious fact that perception of vulgarity is subjective: based on social and personal tastes. The terms the author finds poetic might be offensive to others, while terms like "cock" and "pussy" - which are simply animal metaphors, based on physical appearance - do not bring to my mind the violent negative connotations mentioned here.

Try this experiment: learn a few slang Cantonese sex terms, then ask a Cantonese-speaking journalist if those words are vulgar or melodic - you may be surprised.

Posted by Lingo on 02/27/2017 at 3:45 AM

Re: “Why Linda Ronstadt Still Matters to Tucson

Misled by how great she sings Mexican music, I 've always thought she was Mexican... .. amazing.

Love her

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by FrankGo on 02/26/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Tucson Hip-Hop Fest is more than dope flow and strident rhymes

Can't wait to witness this epic event!

Posted by Jay Jamison on 02/25/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Tucson Hip-Hop Fest is more than dope flow and strident rhymes

Gonna be so dope!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pike Romero on 02/24/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Tucson Hip-Hop Fest is more than dope flow and strident rhymes

It's great to see Native American kids having an outlet to express themselves.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 02/23/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Trashing Arizona

The jobs have moved to Mexico but the illegals keep coming into our Country. Why? Because Mexico doesn't give their people welfare, food stamps and free medical services. USA has been a very generous Country but enough is enough! Those emergency services are temporary and for the tax payers not for free loaders from other Countries working our system. They take our jobs user all of our services and send their money to their homeland Country. They come here and take take take. They fly their flags, tell everyone how great Mexico is and they love their Country. Then they flip us their middle finger at us.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LaNay Mayer on 02/20/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

I find it interesting that they pick up litter at the border but they won't do it here in Tucson. Holy litter?

Batman.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/14/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

The indian Mike Wilson who has been doing this for years NEEDS to go to jail. Yes you may think you are saving a life but you can be killing others. A rancher was killed by one of these illegals.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ILLEGALSKILL on 02/14/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “The Activist Question

It needs to be illegal to provide water. These same groups ALSO provide trail maps. I"m surprised you don't provide Tiki Bars and RVs. The drug mules use the water and bring drugs to the US which kills our people.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ILLEGALSKILL on 02/14/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Mysteries in the Mountains

I can tell you this, I believe. My name is Linda,I live in Yuma, Arizona. I can't tell you anything about the other stories other than I enjoyed them very much, but I can tell you that I have a video of something (lights) that is proof that there is something out there in our universe with intelligence,and is not human. It travels way to fast whatever it is. It is not flares,drones,stars or any kind of military aircraft. I would love to post my video of this here for you all to see, and on YouTube, but I have yet to find anyone who can tell me anything about what it is or who to get in touch with that can tell me anything. If anyone can help me please email me at lindasue@myself.com I have let several friends view this video,and like me,they are totally amazed by the contents,and I never believed before I seen these lights that anything like that was possible. I can assure you that now I'm a believer!!

Posted by Linda on 02/12/2017 at 4:22 AM

Re: “La Vida No Vale Nada

Na mu amita bul, na mu amida butsu, nothing is ever lostwe are all blossoms of the desert regardless ...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gail Shields on 02/06/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Ghostly Encounters

You are awesome. You put yourself in harms way every time you do an investigation. When you get home what do you do to "de-clutter" your mind , soul and body? Hard core fan...Nila

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Nila Halbig on 01/28/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

(Yawn). This is old news. The weekly is out of date, relying on keeping old articles that are tiring to read up far too long on its net site. Time for a new editor. There's a lot going on in Tucson, more than just a sample done once a week. Let's fix this soon before the weekly become a historical artifact, the Tucson New Times...

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Reality Check on 01/24/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

Yes, I am racist against the Oranges.

But you should hear what they have to say about those who differ from them.

33 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by No, It's President Chump on 01/22/2017 at 3:34 AM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

Keep posting your foolish and racistly ignorant comments and let the adults fix the nations problems.

5 likes, 55 dislikes
Posted by Now It's President Trump on 01/21/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

Science is hard. So let's make something up instead.

44 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mark Flamini on 01/20/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

"Pull the string and my orange eye will wink at you

I'm your puppet

I'll do funny things for you Putin if you want me to

I'm your puppet"

56 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Putin's Orange Puppet on 01/20/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

LeAnn Rimes rhymes with orange.

My mommy says I is a very smart little boy.

56 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Proud to be an Orange Ass Kissing American on 01/20/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

I hated the electoral college, until it buried its nose in my orange ass

56 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by What rhymes with orange? on 01/20/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

Grab 'em by the pussy!

Then make sure to furnish their house so that they don't (hopefully) file charges against your orange ass!

55 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Orange is the New Black on 01/20/2017 at 4:19 PM

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