New Words Added to Chinese Language

The guardians of Chinese, one of the world’s oldest and most complicated written languages, have announced the incorporation of 171 new words after two years of research and the study of more than 900 million words in common usage.

Some of the new phrases endorsed by the Ministry of Education include:

  • House slave: A person struggling to pay off a home loan.

  • Semi-honey couple: A married couple who maintain separate homes to try to keep the romance alive in their marriage.

  • Brokeback: Taken from the film Brokeback Mountain, this is a synonym for a homosexual.

  • Three-hand illness: Hand fatigue caused by overuse of gaming machines, computer mice, and mobile phones.

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    I know right? Sid Morrison must be at least 50 years old and still telling kids "Finish your food, there are people starving in China!" Time to wake up, those problems exists in all nations.
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    It's Neatorama's typsophilia spreading to Sid Morrison.

    In China's defense, *all* nations go through growing pangs as their societies progress. United States had had witch hunt, slavery, indentured servitude, bigotry, religious intolerance, torture, preemptive war and so forth. (Wait, some of these are still going on! Doh!)
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