The People’s Daily Online recently ran a piece about 49 words (representing institutions, practices, objects and inventions) that are now obsolete, consigned to the dustbin of Chinese linguistic history. There were supposed to be 50, but the word ‘corruption’ had to be removed at the last minute.
The list is divided into three posts. The first one includes “Royal Hong Kong Police Force,” “poet,” and “neighbor.” The second one includes miandi, VCD, and Fenhuang Cola. The last one includes dageda and Jiefang shoes.
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