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Any other 甝’s out there?

June 2, 2015

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I heard a new term last night as we were at the dining room table. There was a discussion of Chinese and reading and keeping up over the summer and my middle schooler said of one of her classmate’s moms, “Oh, she’s a white tiger.”

“White tiger?” I asked.

“That’s a white parent who’s a tiger mom,” she said, as if I should have known the answer.

I asked if I was a white tiger and there was a looooong pause.

I’m thinking we need t-shirts!

FYI, 甝 is the word for white tiger, it’s pronounced hán.

So anyone else running into this term among students?

And, more importantly, how do you feel about it?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Desiree permalink
    June 2, 2015 9:12 am


  2. I Drank the Kool-Aid permalink
    June 3, 2015 1:33 am

    This may not quite mean what you think it does. I’d hold off on the T-shirts.

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