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Sunday Word: Gung Ho

Happy Chinese New Year! Last year I brought you a thorough explanation of Lion Dance, which is as much an art as a survivor of severe religious persecution. This year let's celebrate China's influence on the English language and get "gung ho" about Gong Hey Fat Choy!


My Little Pony made an exclusive doll for Year of The Horse


工合
gung·ho [ɡʌŋ həʊ]:
origin: (1942) Mandarin; slang, kung= work + ho= together (short for: Gongye Hezhoushe) via WWII.

adjective
1. showing earnest excitement, ready to accomplish a goal or cause, possibly over-zealous
2. passionate about militaristic exercises or combat; "can do" attitude
from the elite Marines: Major Evans Carlson's Gung Ho Battalion

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Tags: adjective, chinese, slang, wordsmith: theidolhands
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