Ch’ow Sim Knuar

(Version in Hokkien)

Ch’ow Sim Knuar

Nua T’ng Ar Tor

Mm Si Chay It

Tok Chay Gor

Ow Buay Choot Snuar

Khi Tuar Hong

Loke Tua Hor!


(Version in English)

Bad hearted

Hope your intestines would rot

If not the 1st day

then the 15th day of the month

Before the hearse leaves

Strong wind will blow

And heavy rain would befall!


 About this rhyme/ditty:~

This rhyme/ditty is a curse intended for the bad hearted.

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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