Re: Chinese electric charcoal thing update
It's a hot button for me. On my basic training I had a sergeant who called me 'gook' all the time. One day (right after we received a lecture on how racial epithets were a chargeable offense, coincidence of coincidences) he asked if it bothered me. I looked him in the eye and said yes, it did. Gooks are Vietnamese. I'm a chink, not a gook.
(Gook is actually from a Korean word, which the GIs picked up in the Korean war. Since Vietnam was the next time they were in Asia, they used it)