Chwee Khang Meh Ang

(Version in Hokkien)

Chwee Khang Meh Ang

Chwee Khor Meh Bor

Chwee Chniar Meh Knia

Chwee Chniau Hor Lang Kiau


(Version in English)

Mouth empty scold own husband

Mouth bitter scold own wife

Mouth bland scold own children

Mouth itch let others teach.


About this rhyme:~

This Hokkien rhyme emphasizes the trait of a ‘satire’ who ended up being ridiculed for his thoughtlessness.

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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