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灌狸猿 (guàn lí yuán): watered weasel ape
 
灌狸猿 (guàn lí yuán): watered weasel ape
[[File:wateredweaselape.jpg|350px|thumb|right|''The watered weasel ape'']]
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[[File:wateredweaselape.jpg|350px|thumb|right|''Watered weasel ape.'']]
  
In Mandarin, this word sounds nearly the same as 管理员 (guǎn lǐ yuán), which means administrator. The watered weasel ape originally referred to the administrators of [http://baike.baidu.com/ Baidu's online encyclopedia] where many [[mythical creatures]], including the [[grass-mud horse]], first appeared and were promptly deleted. The term has been expanded to mean any web administrator who censors vulgar or politically sensitive content.
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Sounds nearly the same as “administrator” (管理员 guǎnlǐ yuán). The watered weasel ape originally referred to the administrators of [http://baike.baidu.com/ Baidu's online encyclopedia], where many [[mythical creatures]], including the [[grass-mud horse]], first appeared. (Entries about these animals were promptly deleted.) Now a watered weasel ape is any Web administrator who censors vulgar or politically sensitive content.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:09, 23 September 2013

灌狸猿 (guàn lí yuán): watered weasel ape

Watered weasel ape.

Sounds nearly the same as “administrator” (管理员 guǎnlǐ yuán). The watered weasel ape originally referred to the administrators of Baidu's online encyclopedia, where many mythical creatures, including the grass-mud horse, first appeared. (Entries about these animals were promptly deleted.) Now a watered weasel ape is any Web administrator who censors vulgar or politically sensitive content.

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