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Selling Salted Duck Egg

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

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 May, 2016, 11:53am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:06pm

“To have died.”

Traditional euphemism for death, originating from burial practices involving burying someone with a salted duck egg or with charcoal and ash, which is used to brine duck eggs.