Slang Dynasty is a series that unpacks the wide world of Chinese regional slang, internet colloquialisms, and assorted street-level jargon.
On today’s episode of Slang Dynasty, RADII’s Dawei Chen explains a new-school amalgamation of Mandarin and English, “OJBK”.
The acronym is an extension of “OK”, “O鸡吧K“, where the characters ji ba mean — as Dawei so elegantly puts it — “dick”.
“It’s kinda like, instead of saying ‘that’s awesome’, you say ‘that’s f*cking awesome.'”
Thanks Dawei. Tune in next time for another episode of Slang Dynasty.
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