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'''饭醉 (fàn zuì): rice-drunk'''
 
'''饭醉 (fàn zuì): rice-drunk'''
  
[[File:ricedrunk.jpg|250px|thumb|right|''Restaurants have apparently gotten into the act. This restaurant has adopted the name, “rice drunk gangsters.
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[[File:饭醉.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Getting rice-drunk at a [http://chinachange.org/2013/09/22/what-is-a-same-city-dinner-gathering/ same-city dinner gathering]. (Source: [https://freeweibo.com/weibo/3572017087177150 FreeWeibo])'']]
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The term “rice-drunk,” generally used by activists and others critical of the government, is a homonym in Mandarin for the phrase “to commit a crime” (犯罪). The use of the term is an example of an oppressed group [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reappropriation reclaiming] a term originally used against them, and it highlights the contrasting views of authorities and activists on the legality of their actions.
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//The term “rice-drunk,” generally used by activists and others critical of the government, is a homonym in Mandarin for the phrase “to commit a crime” (犯罪). The use of the term is an example of an oppressed group [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reappropriation reclaiming] a term originally used against them, and it highlights the contrasting views of authorities and activists on the legality of their actions.
  
 
Rice-drunk gangsters (饭醉团伙) are people who have engaged in [[illegal eating and drinking]]. Activists inside and outside of China sometimes organize “rice-drunk” events ([http://canyu.org/n71021c12.aspx 饭醉活动]) where they socialize and share their views over food and drink.  
 
Rice-drunk gangsters (饭醉团伙) are people who have engaged in [[illegal eating and drinking]]. Activists inside and outside of China sometimes organize “rice-drunk” events ([http://canyu.org/n71021c12.aspx 饭醉活动]) where they socialize and share their views over food and drink.  
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 18:05, 6 August 2015

饭醉 (fàn zuì): rice-drunk

Getting rice-drunk at a same-city dinner gathering. (Source: FreeWeibo)

//The term “rice-drunk,” generally used by activists and others critical of the government, is a homonym in Mandarin for the phrase “to commit a crime” (犯罪). The use of the term is an example of an oppressed group reclaiming a term originally used against them, and it highlights the contrasting views of authorities and activists on the legality of their actions.

Rice-drunk gangsters (饭醉团伙) are people who have engaged in illegal eating and drinking. Activists inside and outside of China sometimes organize “rice-drunk” events (饭醉活动) where they socialize and share their views over food and drink.