Chau K’nui Si Tor Pui

(Version in Hokkien)

Chau K’nui Si Tor Pui

Tuala Luan Chu Oui

Ka Ho Thau K’nui K’nui

Tay Ho Hor Kow Tui


(Version in English)

Fatty, your private part is showing

Don’t even know how to wear a towel properly

Better to strip bare

And then be chased by a dog!


About this rhyme:~

Hokkiens just love to tease stout people and they have concocted many rhymes so that they could recite happily.

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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