2010′s Top 10 Chinese Internet Buzzwords & Catchphrases

chinaSMACK has translated a list published by Xinhua of the top ten Internet terms and phrases of 2010. From their explanation of “My dad is ”:

我爸是李刚 [wǒ bà shì lǐ gāng]

On the night of 2010 October 16th, while drunk driving, Li Qiming caused one death and one injury within the Hebei University campus. After being stopped by other people, he shouted, “My dad is Li Gang” (Li Gang is the deputy chief of a public security bureau in Baoding City), and this incident quickly became a hot internet topic.

For CDT’s list of almost 200 hot Internet phrases and terms, see our Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, which also includes “My father is Li Gang.

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