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HK Magazine Archive

Take Ridicule

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

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 12:25pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:55pm

“To chat someone up out of the blue.”

Dated expression.

Presumably so named because chat-up lines (romantic or otherwise) put you in an awkward spot, exposing yourself to ridicule.