Georgia Straight pokes fun at “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” becoming a icon of cultural diversity

How to make Chinese New Year more diversity sensitive

By Craig Takeuchi

Since
we pride ourselves on diversity sensitivity in Vancouver with our
multicultural composition and acceptance of various minority,
lifestyle, and social groups, Chinese New Year should be no exception.

A good example is Gung Haggis Fat Choy,
which caters to the Scottish, Chinese, and
Scottish-Chinese-Canadians-who-like-to-wear-kilts-in-the-freezing-winter
communities.

To make the occasion more inclusive, here are a few
suggestions of appropriate celebratory expressions for people of
different social groups.

vegetarians: Gung Hay Bok Choy

dieters: Gung Hay Skinny Choy

health food eaters: Gung Hay Flax Chow

overeaters: Gung Ho Fat Boy

crazy cat ladies: Gung Ho Cat Choy

rednecks: Dung Hay Farm Choy

cheeky gay men: Hung Gay Fag Choy

Guidos: Go Away Fat Chance 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients: Gung Hay Fart Choy

people with rotting body parts: Gangrene Hay Fat Choy

movie buffs: Chow Yun Fat Choy

drunken male university students: Gung Hey Frat Boy

hip-hoppers: Gang Hay Phat Choy

untalented entertainers: Gong Show Fat Choy

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