Readers respond to October's issue
Comment on Foo Sek Han's Article:
Very nice article, I agree with the author's point, but I do have one question: The author points out that many writers misuse the concept of Ying and Yang in their writing, and that writers should do a bit of research before referring to various aspects of Asian culture in their work. However, I do believe that the correct spelling is Yin and Yang, not Ying. My question is, did the author do his research?
- Julie 'Ratwings' Raymond
In reference to Foo Sek Han's article "All the Ying and None the Yang," I found it amusing how he spoke about asian clichés and the over use of the "ying yang" symbol. I agree with him to some extent; however, regarding the pronounciation and spelling of "ying yang", it is often a misconception, especially in North America to add a "g" to the "yin". The "ying yang" is actually pronounced "yin yang". There is no "g" at the end of "yin". Please be careful to do a little research before writing an article such as this. It seems so hypocritical when an article talks about clichés, only to fall into that same category due to a small mistake such as this.
- Leah Wong
Editor's note: Foo Sek Han hails from Malaysia, where the slang there refers to it as "Ying" instead of "Yin". Checking for the correct prononciation was an oversight.
The author adds: Considering I spent most of my effort on the content rather than a foreign word, I think I did quite a bit of research myself ;)
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