That’s what my grandma used to say every time she opened the front door to a poor sack trying to sell something. Except it sounded more like, “No eeng-gah-resh-ee?”
My biggest pet peeve growing up was when non-Asian folk would say to me, “WOW, you speak English SO WELL!” To which I would respond, “SO DO YOU!”
I didn’t really respond like that. I would smile and say nothing and let my heart grow black instead. I had no balls at age 8.
Though, I was shocked when I was in Vegas this past weekend and the older gentleman sitting next to me said to the dealer, “Jinny, you’re the first Korean lady I’ve ever met who’s not a figure skater or a golfer!” I looked him straight in the eye and said, “Sir, say hello to the SECOND Korean lady you’ve ever met who is not a figure skater or golfer!”
I didn’t really respond like that. Apparently, I have no balls now either.
I suppose stereotypes have evolved with the times.