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Old March 27 2014, 12:11 AM   #3901
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Anyone here bothered that Melinda May's surname is spelled "May" and not "Mei"? Granted we've never received any background on her family and no one is required to spell a name a certain way, but among all the nonstandard spellings of Asian names I've ever encountered, I've never seen "May" for "Mei" (supposing that Melinda May is an American of Chinese descent like Ming-Na Wen)
That's assuming "Melinda May" is even her real name.
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Old March 27 2014, 12:39 AM   #3902
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So I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night. I know it isn't out in America yet so this probably won't get discussed properly until then but...

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Old March 27 2014, 12:49 AM   #3903
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Hooray! She's a tad on the young side for ol' Phil, and probably looks even more so, but it's hard to argue with more Dr. Saunders.
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Old March 27 2014, 01:11 AM   #3904
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I believe, though, that foreigners adopting Chinese babies en masse didn't start until the one-child policy came around in 1979.
But there were plenty of Chinese-Americans in this country long before that, some of whom must have put their kids up for adoption. The point is that there are many ways that someone of Chinese ethnicity could have a non-Chinese surname, or at least one not spelled in a conventional way.
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Old March 27 2014, 01:19 AM   #3905
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Aye. Suffice to say, no, We are Not Bothered.
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Old March 27 2014, 02:28 AM   #3906
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But there were plenty of Chinese-Americans in this country long before that, some of whom must have put their kids up for adoption. The point is that there are many ways that someone of Chinese ethnicity could have a non-Chinese surname, or at least one not spelled in a conventional way.
Or, much more likely, it's not even her real name.

You know, like James Bond.
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Old March 27 2014, 02:37 AM   #3907
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Popular internet theories aside, James Bond's real name is James Bond according to Ian Fleming, as reinforced onscreen in Skyfall.
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Old March 27 2014, 03:43 AM   #3908
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Anyone here bothered that Melinda May's surname is spelled "May" and not "Mei"? Granted we've never received any background on her family and no one is required to spell a name a certain way, but among all the nonstandard spellings of Asian names I've ever encountered, I've never seen "May" for "Mei" (supposing that Melinda May is an American of Chinese descent like Ming-Na Wen)
It may be a generational thing, in Agent May's and my generation anglicizing names was more a norm then an exception. I even had a girlfriend who was a Vietnamese boat person and when she left a Hong Kong refugee camp for America her family were all assigned American first names as was copied in the movie and TV series Alien Nation a decade later.
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Old March 27 2014, 04:11 AM   #3909
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First generation Asian Kids I went to School with thought white kids were too stupid to pronounce their real names.
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Old March 27 2014, 07:01 AM   #3910
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Old March 27 2014, 07:15 AM   #3911
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Old March 27 2014, 07:26 AM   #3912
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Shhhhhhhhhhhh!

I smell me some H.A.M.M.E.R.

Goody, goody, gumdrops.
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Old March 27 2014, 09:55 AM   #3913
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Great news about the cellist. I love that actress.

Ambivalent about the Spoilers. It's all in how they handle it. They've got a good track record, so I'm optimistic.
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Old March 27 2014, 10:24 AM   #3914
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Until you see Captain American you can't realise how much of a change this has to make, without some huge curve ball the narrative of the series has to change hugely, not just the series but the entire MCU.
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Old March 27 2014, 10:41 AM   #3915
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