Saying of the Week: This post must be deleted…

此贴必删,删前留名 (cǐ tiē bì shàn, shàn qián liúmíng): this post must be deleted; before it is deleted please leave your name

A note frequently left on the comment section of a web page. It shows the commenter’s support of content that is susceptible to being deleted by web censors.

A Weibo user leaves a comment for a post that she suspected would be removed—which, indeed, it was.

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The  comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around  and political correctness.