Clutching at straws means that you are trying to achieve an argument that is not really there.
Dong- Gook is his name. It's the same if a player named Smith was scoring goals and winning the game, again context.
I think you're missing the fact that his surname is Lee and Gook is just the latter piece of his given name. It'd be a bit like referring to me as Ian instead of Brian. It's a given ESPN didn't intend to use a racial slur, but their lack of knowledge on how Asian names works goes to show the ignorance and stupidity on whoever wrote it. I believe that is what Edison is trying to get at.
You people (yes, *you people*) need to listen to me more, I'm a goddamn knowledge tyranasaurus. I already said the surname was Lee on the last page. Now I've had to defend my honour through my telephone, do you guys know how painful this is? ****ing excrutiating, that's how. Someone owes me a mother****ing rum and coke.
If anyone thinks that ESPN made an honest mistake here, raise your hand and choke yourself with it.
A huge multi-national corporation comes out with "a chink in the armor" one week and "Gook doubles to lead...." the next?
The first "gaff" brought them boat-loads of free publicity so they thought they'd go for it again.
The lawyers at ESPN are legion and sharp. They did a cost/benefit analysis, ok'd it, kicked it upstairs and here we are chatting about it.
I'm confusing myself on an extraordinary level today, Bruce Lee: First name Bruce or first name Lee?
[Edit] I think the penny just dropped, it's because the of whole backwards reading bit right?
Just a name to save time. I am John (My christian name...sigh) because my family wanted to save Australians some grief (I am looking at you ltrowley) And stop using first and last name. Thats what adults feed kids to save time. Given name and family/surname saves you from confusion.
And Chinese people read top to bottom or left to right.