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Year of the Otter

In Environment on 16/02/2018 at 5:10 am

“It’s our year. In S’pore’s national language, we are known as “anjing ayer”: “anging” is “dog” and “ayer”* is “water”. So it’s our year.” (More: Why Malay name for “otter” is apt)

Didn’t want to disappoint them by telling them that today is the start of the “earth dog” year. 2042 is “water dog” year.

Whatever they should go tell McDonalds and other hypersensitive KS ang moh consumer brands afraid of being bombed by Jihadists or boycotted by Muslims to replace “dog” with “otter” in their versions of the Chinese zodiac. I’m sure these MNCs will listen to the “water dog” argument. And at least in S’pore, the Chinese would not be too upset.


*Or “air” as it is now spelt.

 

 

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