Following the editing out of cleavage by the State Administration of Film, Radio and Television, a political advisor has now suggested that internet slang be regulated.
Zhang Huaiqiong, a Shanghai official said that slang is ‘linguistic pollution’. She used as an example, the popular word ‘diaosi’ (屌丝) which means ‘loser’ when both characters are used together; However, on its own, the first character in fact is a crude word for penis.
Zhang isn’t totally against new words though; she said that some new slang such as ‘Zhonguo Da Ma’- a word to describe China’s formidable middle aged lady population- is perfectly acceptable.
Source: Shanghai Daily
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