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  • 莫奕迅
    莫奕迅 wrote:
    Most of you have heard the term "Shanghaied" before- if you don't know what it means:
    "Shanghaied" refers to the act of being kidnapped or defrauded into doing something*
    ex. "I was Shanghaied into donating 1000 rmb to the Wo Fo temple, when I should have just given money to the school officials!"
    But why is "Shanghai" the only location to be turned into a verb? I have come up with several other useful noun-turned-verb phrases to help you express yourself in China.

    To “Shanxi” is a verb which refers to being made extremely dirty and/or polluted
    Ex. “My clothes were completely Shanxied by that dust storm, it’s going to take my ages to wash them all.”

    To “Henan” has two uses:
    1. To receive an seemingly unfair punishment as a result of a charitable contribution
    2. To beg for something
    Ex. 1 “I helped that old women cross the street. Now I have AIDS. I’ve been Henaned.”
    Ex. 2 “My clothes are old and Shanxi’d but I can’t afford to buy new ones, I’ll have go out and Henan some money.”

    To “Taiwan” is to be separated
    Ex. “Stop trying to Taiwan my country!”

    To “Xin Jiang” or to be “Xin Jianged” is to be stabbed and/or robbed
    Ex. “I should have been more careful outside of the workers stadium at night, I almost got Xin Jianged by a gang of Chinese guys!”

    To be “Guang Donged” is for a human bitten, or in some cases, completely cannibalized by other humans
    Ex. “I didn’t believe it was true until I saw the pictures of those people Guang Donging each other. Such savagery.”
    To be “Tokyoed” or to “Tokyo” somebody refers to the act of being groped or molested (or groping or molesting someone else) in a public space, often with no repercussions
    Ex. “Rick likes to hunt, drink beer, and Tokyo girls in his free time.”

    “Shenzhened” means to be kidnapped and killed, with ones body parts sold on the black market.
    Ex. “He was Shenzhened right from in front of the school! His parents paid the ransom, but they found the body by the ocean a week later.”

    To be “America’d” is the act of being told what to do by somebody whose business it’s not
    I’ll stop writing here because I’m worried about getting Nigeriaed.

    *To only be scammed of money is not to be confused with being Shanghaied, it is simply to be China'd.
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    I think appropriately to be Beijinged is to be harmonized.
    Ex: To save 小莫 from getting Nigeriaed for what he'd written, Pete decided it would be best to Beijing to thread.
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    Shenzhened should really be to get STDs fro a hooker, but since you used it I'll make that DongGuaned.
    Ex: I can't believe I got Shenzhened in the parking lot right outside of VICS
  • Miss Glorey
    Miss Glorey wrote:
    To add some variety to the duet of the 莫's--- I can't believe we just accidentally the whole thing in Coldstone.
  • Yaya
    Yaya wrote:
    Indeed, but to be shenzhened is to be suspected of being with a hooker~
    Ex: " I was shenzhened by my wife, she could not overcome her distrust of the hickey on my neck" , but it's not from a hooker!"
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    Hong Konged: For anything to be remarkably improved after control over it is taken away from idiots and put in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing.
    Ex: That kid was borderline retarded after living with his redneck parents for so long, but he got Hongkonged by child services, and now I have to admit he's grown up ok. Too bad his redneck parents took him back when he turned 18, I hope he doesn't get retarded again.

    Native Americaned: To have your country taken away from you and be given something shitty like paper or beads as compensation.
    Ex: I have no example of anyone being Native Americaned because I don't want this thread to get Beijinged.
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    @KinaPige: I was trying to think up some place where crazy people talk to themselves all the time so I could use myself and 小莫 as an example, but I couldn't think of any.

    To be Japaned: To completely forget a huge event that just happened 5 minutes ago
    Ex: Her house burned down 4 days ago and she spend the last 3 days in the hospital, but as soon as she got out she totally Japaned and went right back to where her house used to be, thinking it was still there.
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    To Korea someone: To take credit for other's ideas.
    Ex: I had a great proposal at work, but when headquarters reviewed our office, my coworker Koread me and she ended up getting a promotion!
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    British: To have no sense of humor
    Ex: Despite that I and 小莫 are half British, it seems that everyone else on this site is too British to appreciate this. Maybe it's because everyone here is just trying to Tokyo people.
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    Persia'ed: to be force-married.
    Ex: Jon Gu's never gonna want to meet me when he comes back if I keep trying to Persia him. (Can anyone think of a country that's really creepy for my next one?)
  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:
    Eh? What the fuck is nigeria'd?

    Being hit with email phishing scams? Or being mobbed by a bunch of fake accounts quoting random rap lyrics?
  • Yaya
    Yaya wrote:
    I guess Jon Gu's girlfriend will India you when she knows how hard u 've been trying to Persia him~ (India: Jared told me they eat corpse there? )
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    @Yaya, They eat corpses in New Guinea. Jared also told you that he was a descendant of a late president, he's about as trustworthy as me and 小莫. India's a big place though, I guess whatever they do in Guangdong they do in India...

    @Dando, There's nothing random about quoting 'Pac dude, he's the greatest rapper ever!
    What's nigeria'd? There's so many things to choose from, but I think being scammed already went to Henan... I guess we could give it corruption, since I can't give that to Beijing for fear of being beijinged (yeah I know, I already used Beijing anyway).
    Really though I'm pretty sure it just means getting shot in the face. A friend told me it took him a few extra years to get through college there (I don't know which city) because the school kept getting closed down when people were shot.
    OR (and I'm looking into the future here) it could be to accuse someone of insensitive racism when they're obviously being insensitively racist. (Is it still racist when you're offensive to all races?)
  • Rebecca Arnesen
    Vaticaned = getting f**ked in the mouth as a child.
  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:
    Nope. That's misanthropy. Which is still all right in my book.
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    Nice Jarg, glad to see someone's catching on.
    Ex: I hear the reason the pope wants people in undeveloped countries to live in poverty and/or die of AIDS is because he was vatican'd and it made him really misanthropic.
  • Rebecca Arnesen
    Gansued : setting sent to a remote hostile environment for doing or saying the wrong thing.

    His mother caught Bob with a porno so he's now Gansued in the attic, which is thankfully where his porno collection is stashed.
  • Lady M
    Lady M wrote:
    am quite affraid of the possible meaning of " to french"
  • Minger
    Minger wrote:
    To give up a fight upon being faced with the slightest obstacle.
    Ex: I was looking forward to a nice debate with Sun over the "news" article he posted, but he frenched as soon as I demonstrated that the source was being grossly mis-interpreted.

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