Chneh Meh Lang

(Version in Hokkien)

Chneh Meh Lang

Gau Si Lua

Chau Hee Lang

Gan Ouan Uwa

Eh Kau Lang

Gau Chiew Chua


(Version in English)

The blind

Is clever in accusing

The deaf

Is clever in twisting words

The mute

Is good at swearing!


About this rhyme/ditty:~

This rhyme/ditty serves as a reminder to us not to belive the deaf, mute and blind! Strange indeed but is there truth in it?

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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