Newly Created English Vocabulary with Chinese Characteristics

The China Economy Observations blog has a list of created vocabulary works relevant to China that play on English words. For example:

Freedamn 自由

n. Once you think you can do what you want to do, you are also damned in Malegebi.
一旦你以为自己可以想做什么就做什么,你在马勒戈壁也就玩完了。

ie. Life is dear, love is dearer. Both can be given up; then all you have is freedamn.
例 句:生命诚可贵,爱情价更高,二者均已抛,自由也未到。

Shitizen P民

n. a shitizen of a particular country like China is legally accepted as belonging to that country without any right of citizen.
P民是在特定的国家,如中国,在法律上被认定属于这个国家但没有任何公民权利的“公民”。

ie. “I’m a senior official as your mayor, and you are only a shitizen!”quote from a high-rank drunk Chinese official, Mr. Lin.

February 27, 2010 11:02 PM
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