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'''习大大 (Xí Dàda): Daddy Xi'''
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Term of endearment for President Xi Jinping.
 
Term of endearment for President Xi Jinping.
  
In an effort to bring Xi closer to the people, state media often call him “Daddy Xi.” “Daddy” comes from the Shaanxi dialect of Mandarin. Xi’s father, Xi Zhongxun, was born in Shaanxi, so “daddy” is a nod to this heritage. The same term can also mean “uncle,but either way connotes familiarity and warmth.  
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In an effort to bring Xi closer to the people, state media often call him "Daddy Xi." "Daddy" comes from the Shaanxi dialect of Mandarin. Xi’s father, Xi Zhongxun, was born in Shaanxi, so "daddy" is a nod to this heritage. It can also mean "uncle," but either way connotes familiarity and warmth.  
  
See also [[have everything but daddy]] and [[Dama Era]].
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Netizens have riffed on "Daddy Xi" to highlight its patronizing tone. For instance, when hundreds of students at Beijing Normal University welcomed President Xi to campus as if he were a rockstar, some quipped that the fans "[[have everything but daddy]]."
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The "Daddy" in "Daddy Xi" is sometimes written with the single character ''bǐ'' 夶.
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See also [[Dama Era]].
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]] [[Category: Politicians]] [[Category: Xi Jinping]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]] [[Category: Politicians]] [[Category: Xi Jinping]]

Revision as of 21:25, 17 September 2015

Xí Dàda 习大大

Term of endearment for President Xi Jinping.

In an effort to bring Xi closer to the people, state media often call him "Daddy Xi." "Daddy" comes from the Shaanxi dialect of Mandarin. Xi’s father, Xi Zhongxun, was born in Shaanxi, so "daddy" is a nod to this heritage. It can also mean "uncle," but either way connotes familiarity and warmth.

Netizens have riffed on "Daddy Xi" to highlight its patronizing tone. For instance, when hundreds of students at Beijing Normal University welcomed President Xi to campus as if he were a rockstar, some quipped that the fans "have everything but daddy."

The "Daddy" in "Daddy Xi" is sometimes written with the single character 夶.

See also Dama Era.