雙標 [shuāng biāo] n./adj. Double standard. This Internet slang term is short for 雙重標準 [shuāng chóng biāo zhǔn].
逃離北上廣 [táo lí běi shàng guǎng] <Expression> To flee from Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. This expression describe the phenomenon of white-collar workers quitting their jobs in China’s metropolises, especially Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, and choose to work and live in second- and third-tier cities instead. They give up the life in first-tier cities often because they can’t afford the apartment prices or bear the air pollution in those metropolises.
鱸魚 [lú yú] n. Bass, any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus). This Internet slang term is a derogatory nickname for Chinese talk show host Chen Luyu because of similar pronunciation. Sexism is evident in the use of this term.
地域炮 [dì yù pào] n./v. Region+cannon. To berate people from a region on the Internet.
殺馬特 [shā mǎ tè] adj./n. Kill+horse+special. Smart. The scene people. This Internet slang term mimics the pronunciation of the English word “smart,” but it is used to tease the teenagers and young adults who prefer a fashion style that emphasizes androgyny and bright colors. These young people usually migrated from rural areas to urban areas. They lack higher education and take on low-income jobs in cities. Their fashion choices reflect their need for attention and sense of alienation in the process of urbanization.
洗剪吹 [xǐ jiǎn chuīand] n. Wash+cut+blow. This Internet slang term refers to the scene people’s hairstyle as well the scene people as a group.
綠光 [lǜ guāng] n. Green light. This Internet slang terms comes from Stephanie Sun’s song “Green Light” but is now used to mock people whom were cheated on by their partners.
頭頂一片草原 [tóu dǐng yí piàn cǎo yuán] <Expression> Carry a tract of grassland on one’s head. This expression is used to describe people whose partners cheat on them multiple times..
科學上網 [kē xué shàng wǎng] <Expression> Surf the web scientifically. This expression is a euphemism for accessing the blocked non-Chinese websites using VPNs. A synonym is 翻墻 [fān qiáng].