Talk Talk

Since I personally verify every blog that is added to the China Blog List, I see a lot of blogs. Unfortunately, I have very little time these days to read blogs, and I’m not really looking for new ones to add to my reading list. One that nevertheless caught my attention, though, was Talk Talk China. I especially like DD’s entries.

There are not a lot of entries up yet, but these are the ones I liked:

Language Rapists. Another variation of a familiar theme. Worth reading. It has a great closing line. (Here’s my version of this rant.)

No, You’re Not Really Tone Deaf. Sometimes I feel this way, but I’d never write something like this. …but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it when someone else does!

Beijing Cab Driver Excuses. Pretty funny. Read the comments… I found the comparison between Shanghai and Beijing cabbies to be kinda interesting.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Hey, why are none of these links working now?? When I wrote this entry last week, they all worked… and that was in China!

    Hopefully the site will be back online soon.

  2. Hi, links are not working! Your mistake or the sites aren’t there anymore? 🙁
    I’m curious to see those blogs.

  3. I’d just like to claim authorship of the term ‘English rapist’, circa Tianjin, 1988. Upon protest from a feminist student, I modified it to ‘English molestor’.

    Too bad the links aren’t working.

  4. Tip: you can find the posts by googling them and clicking on ‘In cache’.

  5. Tuur,

    Thanks for the tip. The bigger question, though, is why did the website go down??

  6. I love TalkTalkChina. I’ve been teaching English in China for almost 2 years and these guys say EXACTLY what I’m thinking. I hope it comes back soon 🙁 Does anyone know what happened?

  7. It’s back! is there again. The site didn’t say why it was down but I’m not complaining 🙂

  8. They say denial is the first response,

    Rant In Peace TTC

    I hope they leave up an archive, some of the old posts are good reading.

  9. hey they seem to be back!

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