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imron

I've heard that version too, but google gave the 就怕 version more hits, so that's the one I went with.

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889

Should I spoil the joke and tell him what's usually there instead of 广东人?

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imron

I'm not sure which sentence came first - the one with 广东人 or the one I know you're thinking of.  I've definitely heard the 广东人 version spoken by native speakers more.

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suMMit

the suspense is building

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889

Does ygz mean anything to you? Googling gives a book from 1978 using that term in the expression.

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889

My comment was meant for suMMit: I didn't want the suspense to overtake him.

 

In any event, there seem to be versions of this around targeting all sorts of peoples. Perhaps with enough time and resources we could trace it back to some classical antecedent.

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Flickserve
3 hours ago, suMMit said:

the suspense is building

 

You can always ask a guangdong native the other versions.

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Tomsima

@suMMit All your tones are on point, nothing wrong here. Need to now work on getting the emphasis on the right parts of the sentence and it'll help you sound more natural and less robotic. One 行 sounds a bit like 'shing', and similarly the 商 in 商场 came out sounding a bit too close too 'xiang'. You can pick up your foreign accent in the 'zhi chi shi' group, but its not wrong and not really important, just thought it would be good for reference (I also have trouble with this group of sounds too) 

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