Definition of tuhao heats up Internet

( ) Updated: 2014-08-28 13:03:43

Definition of tuhao heats up Internet
The Chinese characters of tuhao.

Definition of tuhao heats up Internet


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Definition of tuhao heats up Internet


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The Chinese term "tuhao" has been included in the latest version of the standard Chinese dictionary, which explains it as "people who are rich but lack in education or taste" - stirring hot discussion online.

Internet users use tuhao to refer to people with great wealth who spend money freely, in a way that does not go along with the wealth.

The third edition of the Dictionary of Contemporary Standard Chinese has added more than 100 new "hot" words, among which are tuhao and explains it as "people who are rich but short of education and correct values".

The explanation spread widely on Internet, and soon the hashtag translated as #Tuhao lack in education# began trending on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media platform.

As of 1:00 pm today, it has been read 7.45 million times and generated more than 21,000 comments.

"I would like to exchange my whole talent for tuhao a whole life,"  one Sina Weibo user said .  "I'm just wondering how the dictionary defines education and value,"said another.

A post by user "Jingmeiyouwu" defends the group the expression reflects, "It doesn't matter if a tuhao is educated or not, as they don't make a living out of it. Tuhao have wisdom and living skills. It's enough."

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