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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

“Lecherous.”

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.