Chinese University Students Turn Swear Term Into Game of "Where's Waldo?"

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Chinese is an interesting language. It has close to 5000 years of history, but modern Chinese has loads of really quirky terms that don't really mean much taken at face value. However sometimes these strange terms can be taken literally and have fun effects.


The Chinese phrase "Search? Search, your sister!" (找你妹!) normally translates to something along the lines of "brush off"(I'm being polite here). Despite it's vulgar meaning, the Chinese website reports that some Chinese university students have turned the phrase into a game, a game of Where's Waldo?.

DSQQ reports that university students at Northwestern Polytechnical University's department of engineering were unhappy at the gender ratio in their class. According to the article the ratio of male to female in the engineering is higher than five to one. Finding their situation comically depressing the students decided to make a game out of it.

Taking a photo of their cafeteria during lunch hour, the students uploaded the image onto Chinese social media sites asking 'netizens' to find a woman in the crowd. According to the uploaders, there are 5 women in the whole image. The image has been shared over 40,000 times with many 'netizens' complaining that the game is too hard.

Statistically speaking China has more men than women. The reasoning behind the gender disparity is because of the "one-child policy" and the cultural background where families favored sons. This has led to possible issues in China. In the report by, it is said that there are way more female students in the cultural academic disciplines than those in the engineering fields.

[大学真人版“找你妹” 食堂爆满却不见女生] [People's Daily via]

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