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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of ticket.


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  • No tickee, no washee ... by truthtruffle (0 articles, 0 quicklinks, 4 diaries, 120 comments [3 recommended, 0 rejected]) on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 6: 29: 05 AM

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  • No tickee, no washee, as the man at the laundry said.

    Publishing . . . Huh?

  • There is a smattering of stereotype in the form of the Chinese laundry man named Sing Fung, played by Phillip Ahn, who actually says, “No tickee, no washee.”

    Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937)

  • Wall that critter he commenced hoppin around and a talkin faster 'n a buzz saw could turn, and all I could make out wuz -- mee song lay tang moo me oo lay ung yong wo say mee tickee.

    Uncle Josh Weathersby's "Punkin Centre Stories"

  • "Plenty mine tickee, tickee," he said; but it did not seem to occur to him that it would be advantageous to have a wash.

    The Dingo Boys The Squatters of Wallaby Range

  • He stood witness to the plights and sufferings of his fellow Chinese as indentured laborers on sugarcane plantations, as gold miners bullied by their white competitors, as railroad builders taking on the most dangerous jobs, and as laundrymen toiling away with steam and starch, supposedly muttering, "No tickee, no washee."

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  • My guess is he's got a stereotypical image of Chinese immigrants speaking a syntactically simplified pidgin English (of the "no tickee, no shirtee" variety) and is somehow mapping that back onto Chinese native-language use (their ideograms, even!).

    Language Log

  • Since we have an ironclad "we buy tickee, we see movie" rule, we gutted it out.

  • Yet these women once soaped out the mouth of a playmate who used "nigger" as an epithet; all the while they chuckled at "Amos and Andy" stereotypes on the radio and made "No tickee no washee" jokes at the Chinese laundry.

    robin morgan: it's the hypocrisy

  • ai fink wee shud hoald a tickee taipe pawade doawn JCH4K Boolevahd tu onor teh furst guiness piggeh in spaice!

    details r unimportant - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?


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