Gov’t Agency of the Week: Bureau of D*cking Around
Pejorative, homophonous nickname for the National Bureau of Statistics (统计局 Tǒngjì Jú), long criticized for providing unreliable data. When last checked on February 25, 2014, “Bureau of Dicking Around” was blocked from search results on Sina Weibo.
National Bureau of Dicking Around Reports 2011 “Chicken Butt” Increased 9.2% from Previous Year~Haha~~
“Chicken butt” is GDP (鸡滴屁 jī dī pì).
The Word of the Week 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 censorship and political correctness.