Of course, but it only becomes a pun, if you are aware of the alternative meaning of "chink". Without that, the OP wouldn't have posted it, because as you say, it is a simple turn of phrase.Nothing racist at all, unless you choose to make it so. In the context described, it makes perfect sense.
1. a small narrow opening, such as a fissure or crack
chink in one's armour a small but fatal weakness
How can you do that, though, without rewriting history?!A thought.
Shouldn't we gradually take these terms away from the racists?
I should apologise for hijacking your good thread with my usual overreactive spouting, I guess I've become conditioned to the PC way of life everyone seems to have, these days.I apologise if i've caused any offence, it wasn't meant in that way.
How can you be racist to an air-conditioner? And if the racist slur target word is "nip", that refers to nipples (which stand up when cold), which doesn't even apply to gender, let alone race.It is all a play, a play on words.
Remains me of the old saying 'there's a nip in the air'. These days, if you said that in certain restaurants with over-enthusiastic air conditioners you could be done for racism.
Humour has been replaced with political correctness and a willingness to over-sensitivity.