HK Magazine Archive

Salty Wet

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

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 12:20pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:55pm


Said to originate from the fact that the dockworkers of Shek Tong Tsui would frequent the area’s brothels after a hard day’s work, and their sweat would be both salty and wet.