A mongrel at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in Wan Chai. Pictures: SCMP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How ‘Chinese dogs’ became the accepted term for mongrels

The author is baffled by the use of words such as tong gau (Chinese dogs) and tong lau (Chinese buildings) to denote mixed-breed dogs and old tenements

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A mongrel at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in Wan Chai. Pictures: SCMP
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