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noun showing disapproval
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    when a non-Asian performer uses makeup to make their skin look yellow in order to play an Asian character

    At one end of the negative spectrum was white actor Mickey Rooney’s disgracefully racist character IY Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which underlined all the obvious problems of yellowface.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/12/2015


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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