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谷鸽/古鸽 (gǔ gē): valley dove (or ancient dove)
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谷鸽/古鸽 (gǔ gē): valley dove/ancient dove
  
Sounds the same in Chinese as "Google." Like the grass mud horse, the valley dove is among the pantheon of [[mythological internet creatures]] created to avoid, and to ridicule, web censorship. According to a [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/03/netizens-google-dove-and-scaling-the-wall-with-images/ translation] posted by China Digital Times, the valley dove has the following fictional background.
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[[File:google pigeon.gif|300px|thumb|left]] Sounds the same as “Google” (谷歌). Like the [[grass-mud horse]], the valley dove is among the pantheon of [[mythical creatures]] created to avoid, and to ridicule, web censorship. According to this [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/03/netizens-google-dove-and-scaling-the-wall-with-images/ CDT translation], the valley dove could not survive in China:
  
“According to an American Indian legend, this bird has a very important habit, called “don’t be evil,” translated into Chinese it means “fear [[River Crabs]].” When they encountered an environment where there were too many river crabs, they could not survive as well as grass mud horses; instead, they migrated South.
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  According to an American Indian legend, this bird has a very important habit, called “don’t be evil,” translated into Chinese it means “fear [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/space/River_crab River Crabs].” When they encountered an environment where there were too many river crabs, they could not survive as well as grass mud horses; instead, they migrated South... According to the statistics of Nasdaq animal research institute, there are about 120 billion valley doves in the world. But it is currently almost extinct in mainland China. The original Chinese valley doves have migrated to the south, Hong Kong, in large numbers.                               [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/its-not-google-thats-withdrawing-from-china-its-china-thats-withdrawing-from-the-world/ Many animal lovers went to the Google park in Niaoguan village in Beijing to mourn its leaving.]
According to the statistics of Nasdaq animal research institute, there are about 120 billion valley doves in the world. But it is currently almost extinct in mainland China. The original Chinese valley doves have migrated to the south, Hong Kong, in large numbers.
 
Many animal lovers went to the Google park in Niaoguan village in Beijing to mourn its leaving.
 
  
[[File:google pigeon.gif|450px|thumb|center]]
 
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 21:51, 13 November 2012

谷鸽/古鸽 (gǔ gē): valley dove/ancient dove

Google pigeon.gif
Sounds the same as “Google” (谷歌). Like the grass-mud horse, the valley dove is among the pantheon of mythical creatures created to avoid, and to ridicule, web censorship. According to this CDT translation, the valley dove could not survive in China:
  According to an American Indian legend, this bird has a very important habit, called “don’t be evil,” translated into Chinese it means “fear River Crabs.” When they encountered an environment where there were too many river crabs, they could not survive as well as grass mud horses; instead, they migrated South... According to the statistics of Nasdaq animal research institute, there are about 120 billion valley doves in the world. But it is currently almost extinct in mainland China. The original Chinese valley doves have migrated to the south, Hong Kong, in large numbers.                               Many animal lovers went to the Google park in Niaoguan village in Beijing to mourn its leaving.