Sunday, April 05, 2009

Phrase of the day: tuan yuan

... which, apparently, means "to reunite" in Mandarin. Its usage appears in possibly the most hilarious April Fool story this year:

“Let’s just say Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan would tuan yuan at every chance,” said Liu, referring to the combination of the panda’s names, which means “to reunite” in Mandarin.

There are also a couple of follow-ups. All links via James Fallows.


  1. Anonymous said...

    an obligatory panda bear link: