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Fried Squid

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

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 12:14pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:55pm

“To be fired.”

Term originating from when workers were given lodging by their employers.

When fired, they would roll up their belongings in their bedrolls, which would look like the curled edges of fried squid.