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HK Magazine Archive

I Poke Your Lung

吹水 (chui sui), v. Cantonese slang. To chat, bullshit. 

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 12:09pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:55pm

“Screw you.”

Conjures up images of poking someone in the chest; fai may originate as a euphemism for female genitalia.

Now a fairly mild, old-fashioned expression, often shortened to “ding” to express frustration or irritation.