“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Linguistic taboos

http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000412/how-potty-mouthed-online-advertisers-target-young-chinese

The proliferation of taboo-breaking advertisements is hardly surprising given the leading demographics of online shoppers: young, white-collar professionals with mid-range incomes, as well as high school and university students. In everyday communication, these groups tend to look down on linguistic conventions and seek to subvert them by creating new and surprising turns of phrase.

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funny. I got a laugh at this 'translation' 王清营译白话离骚全译本)

susan, July 14, 2017, 10:01a.m.

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