For example, 「我才沒有這個美國時間去做那事。」
Direct translation: I don't have "American time" to do that.
Meaning: I don't want to waste my time on that.
I am no etymologist, but I guess it's probably the TV or movie to blame. Why? Because in screen, American were either:
- Playing tennis or golf
- Playing with pet
- Lying on the beach
- Doing nothing but relax on luxury yacht
Hard-working American? Well, we just didn't associate American with the concept Hard-working,
only the Japanese, ourselves, and perhaps Germans deserved that title.
So for me, it is very amusing to see African time, it fits, almost perfectly, our impression of western life style. :-)
The moral of the story: everybody else are lazy, sloth and have more than sufficient time.