Internet slang

November 27, 2012No Comments

Hottest English portmanteaus with Chinese characteristics

Below is a list of the so-called hottest English words on Twitter posted onto Sina Weibo by Gao Xiaosong, famous songwriter and media commentator. Some of them, such as niubility and shitizen, have already entered the Internet vocabulary and come into wide use by Chinese netizens. Others are rather new, but the social phenomena they [...]

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June 14, 20123 Comments

Chinese “Pancake people” – Scratching the surface of modernity

Note: Gil Hizi is Ministry of Tofu’s contributor. He is also the chief editor of website Thinking Chinese. Jianbing (煎饼), often translated to ‘Chinese pancake’, is one of the most celebrated snacks Northeast Chinese streets, and even foreigners tend to appreciate its greasy taste and its high calorie-per-money value. In recent years the jianbing is facing [...]

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May 8, 20126 Comments

Photos: Shanghai offers hand car wash by bikini-clad girls

From NetEase A parking garage on Shanghai’s Xietu Road offers car wash by “hot girls.” On May 7, the opening day,  cars flooded in for a taste of the service provided by women wearing stiletto heels, sunglasses and, above all, bikinis. Top comments on NetEase: 党的政策惠万家 [网易陕西省西安市网友]:2012-05-08 08:45:30 发表 Do they offer car shake service [...]

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