Friday, January 23, 2009

Pointless Post #19 - CNY Edition

This is so punny! Happy "Niú" Year!
Niú is the pinyin romanization for cow/ox in Mandarin and this Chinese new year is the year of the ox! Ok get it? Now read this.
It's funny because it's a cow! It's so cute! I love puns!
I could go for a good burger right now!
Om nom nom nom!

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Johnson said...

Hah.. you are so easily amused..

Here's another Chinese pun, that you probably know already: "Nian nian you yu". Literally it means "year year have leftovers"

'leftovers' sound the same as fish. So fish are popular pictures/symbols during chinese niu year

Tim said...

oh the irony!
my uncle just mentioned this to me tonight. however, i do'nt find it funny.

cows are much funnier.

Anonymous said...

i liked how you mentioned this pun to Paul Crowe today. hahaha. well, if any non-Chinese person would get it, he would. did you have him as a prof too?

Tim said...

boo-ya ASC 200 ftw!
with Prof Crowe-zi!

what'd you have, a HUM class with him?

Anonymous said...

Yup, Great Texts of the Humanities - Chinese Tradition. We read Confucius, Chuang Tzu, and the zen teachings of master Lin Chi.