A girl shared a story of how she has been using a Hokkien word frequently in recent times which is in fact a expletive and her younger sibling one day asked her the meaning of it as she was curious.
Afraid to tell the actual meaning of the word to her younger sibling, she came out with a lie and told the younger sibling that it actually means ‘you are very good’ but in actual face the word represents a part of the female body.
Here is the story
“I have a younger sister who is about 10 years old this year.
We have an age difference of about 14 years old, basically I am 24 years of age and the reason for such a big age gap was that my parents gave to me at a young age of 20.
So basically I have not been the most demure person and there was not a day that I will not use any expletive be it in any language.
I am the typical type of AH LIAN that you will find in your daily lives.
So one day while at home, my younger sister came up to me and asked: “eh jie you keep using this word XX what does it mean ah?”
That was it. I did not know how should I reply her and thought long when suddenly I decided to just lie through and tell her that it meant something along the lines of ‘you are a good person’.
The young and innocent her then quickly absorbed the lesson from me and started adding it into her vocabulary.
The next day, I came home to my parents confronting me and my sister sulking.
They asked me what did I teach my younger sister and why did I tell her another meaning that encouraged her to use it.
Apparently, she went around school and used it on her teachers as she loved her teachers and wanted to thank them for their efforts, only to be sent to the principal’s office and have the principal phone them to tell them what my younger sister had done.”
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