Gov’t Agency of the Week: Bureau of D*cking Around

捅鸡局 (Tǒngjī Jú): Bureau of Dicking Around

捅鸡局

Bureau of Statistics spokesman Sheng Laiyun at a 2010 press conference. (Chen Jingchao/Xinhua)

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.

Example:

National Bureau of Dicking Around Reports 2011 “Chicken Butt” Increased 9.2% from Previous Year~Haha~~

国家捅鸡局报告,2011年“鸡滴屁”比上年增长9.2%,很鼓舞人心啊~~哈哈~~

“Chicken butt” is GDP (鸡滴屁 jī dī pì).

grass-mud horseThe  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.