"the chink in the china trade"

Saw this uploaded on FAIL Blog: Cultural Sensitivity Fail. This unfortunate screen shot comes from this Bloomberg video about Google's bid to keep its internet license in China. Yay for that, but whoever came up with that caption, "THE CHINK IN THE CHINA TRADE" is a friggin' idiot.

Yeah, I get it. It's an expression. It's also a racial slur. As I've said many times before, I think we'd all be better off if people would just avoid using it, in any context. And in instances like this, where we're actually talking about China or Chinese people? Completely inappropriate. (Thanks, Andrea.)

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