Lang Tua Lang Say

(Version in Hokkien)

Lang Tua

Kong Say Snia Uwa

Lang Say

Snia Tet Pet Tua


(Version in English)

High position people

Are soft spoken

Those who are rank lower

Are the loudest


About this rhyme/saying:~

This rhyme/saying pokes fun at those lowly rank people who love to exert their weight around to get things done or just to show off when the fact is higher rank individuals seldom display traits like this.

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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