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Vicious garlic, play with beans, and other similar phrases

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蒜你狠 (suàn nǐ hěn): vicious garlic
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In Mandarin “vicious garlic” (蒜你狠 suàn nǐ hěn) is homophonic with “I guess you’re pretty cold-hearted” (算你狠 suàn nǐ hěn), which is also the title of a popular song by Jordan Chan.

The homophonic garlic version of the phrase became a popular Internet meme after people began complaining about rising garlic prices in 2009.



豆你玩 (dòu nǐ wán): play with beans
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“Play with beans” (豆你玩 dòu nǐ wán) sounds like “I’m just teasing you” (逗你玩 dòu nǐ wán) which is also the name of a famous skit by Ma Sanli.

Like “vicious garlic” the phrase was used to complain and joke about rising food prices.



Other common phrases parodied to reflect rising prices are:

油他去: oil has gone (it is up to him to go) 姜你军: ginger is supreme (will be a champion) 苹什么: apple what? (according to what?) 鸽你肉: pigeon meat (cut off your flesh)

今年以来,大蒜、绿豆、玉米等农产品价格大幅上涨。这一轮农产品接力般的涨价潮,在网络上也催生了一系列的网络热词。“油他去、蒜你狠、豆你玩、姜你军、苹什么、鸽你肉”……而继“房奴”后,网上出现了“菜奴”,充满幽默的网友纷纷在论坛上大晒每日账本和省钱秘笈,引来无数网友的围观。另外,马三立有个著名的相声段子叫“逗你玩”,网友据此发明的“豆你玩”,是继“蒜你狠”后的又一时髦用语,形象表明了群众对物价上涨的无奈和抗议.

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