I recently encountered this tweet with a caption on a photo of people eating dinner:
A group of Chinese eating Japanese
If you have a dark mind like mine, you might find some dark humor in this statement (it kinda sounds like it describes a scene of horrific cannabalism).
I have two questions about this:
Is there a formal term for this construction of referring to a noun (people) by an adjective (Chinese)?
Does this statement violate any English grammar or style? Because it seems to me that referring to two separate nouns (food and people) using just the adjectives describing them is confusing at best.