Fei Chai Fei Tut Tut

(1st Version in Hokkien)

Fei Chai Fei Tut Tut

Or Si Or Mm Chut

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(1st Version in English)

Fat and chubby boy

Is constipating!

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(2nd Version in Hokkien)

Fei Chai Fei Tut Tut

Khnuar Liau Pho Lai Chup

San Ka San Kiu Kiu

Soo Boon Bo Lau Chiu

Or Nya Or Kiak Kiak

Chin Sui Siang Buay Yak

Pek Nya Pek Sut Sut

Kare Khnua Ch’wooi Nua Chut

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(2nd Version in English)

Fat and chubby boy

The minute you see him, you feel like hugging him

To be healthy is not being skinny

Look modest without a beard or a moustache

Dark skinned women is like the night sky

Very pretty like a butterfly

Fair skinned women is as pale as a ghost

But on second glance, our mouth waters

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(3rd Version in Hokkien)

Fei Chai Fei Tut Tut

Or Si Or Siput!

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(3rd Version in English)

Fat and chubby boy

Is constipating mussels!

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About this rhyme:~

I really wonder how the first line ‘Fei Chai Fei Tut Tut’ which is in Cantonese got mixed into a Hokkien Rhyme. There are three versions here.  The 1st version above is meant to poke fun at fat chubby people whereas the 2nd version is just a rhyme that doesn’t have a common meaning to it. The first half of the second version talks about boys whereas the second part is about girls. As for the third version, it speaks about a chubby boy with an unusual excreta!

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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