They call it the Grass Mud-Horse lexicon, and, lucky for us language lovers, the China Digital Times just started a recurring word of the week feature to go along with its catalog of the slang China's bloggers use to subvert government censorship.
With the U.S. government trying to pass what Google's Sergey Brin has called "China-like censorship," China has found a new way to tamp down free expression on the Internet: make people use their real names.
All the things that made the Internet a perfect forum for female blogger voices to flourish, also provided the same opportunities for a backlash of nasty, hateful, sexist commentary.
After publicly posting a 3,000-plus word tirade "by accident," Google engineer Steve Yegge has become quite an accomplished blog-ranter.
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