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RoundTable0412 - 美联航赶客事件谁之过?
   2017-04-12 14:42:22   CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Wang Wei


Topic1-Passenger dragged from overbooked United Airlines flight

After waiting through the boarding line, you've got your carry-on stowed and your butt firmly planted in seat 27D. At this point, you're basically guaranteed to be on the flight, right? Well, not so fast. By now, we've all seen the video of a passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky.

Apologies have been made and remade. But still it's difficult to unseen that video. Let's talk about the fallout from United's first-class public relations nightmare.

Topic2-Internet language and the rising new class in China

In the age of Internet, online language has evolved into its own unique form. Internet lingo has made its way into everyday language usage in spoken and written language.

Moreover, internet language may carry a stronger social function than traditional language, through which a rising social class in China can escape from the cruelties of reality.

So, how lenient are you towards misspellings? Are you okay with using grammatically incorrect online language offline? who's spreading online language?

Topic3-10 tacky Chinese souvenirs that you'll probably end up buying

Let's face it – every overseas trip means a suitcase full of questionable souvenirs to sift through when you get home.

From t-shirts to silk pjs, China is up there for having some of weird or even tacky souvenirs around.
What makes a good souvenir?