Pang Phooi

(Version in Hokkien)

Eh Tarn Eh Phooi Bay Chau

Eh Chau Eh Phooi Bay Tarn

Tapi Sinseh Eh Phooi

Eh Tarn Ko Chau!


(Version in English)

Loud farts aren’t stinky

Stinky farts aren’t loud

But a teachers fart

Are both stinky yet loud!


About this ditty:~

This is a naughty ditty cheeky students dedicated it to their teachers!

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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