Friday, April 07, 2006

生猛的香港話


買了一本很精彩的書「廣東話俗語字典」"A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang - The Language of Hong Kong Movies, Street Gang and City Life". 談港式俗語的書不少,很多(如吳昊)偏重於歷史源流,有些(像邵家臻)流於散文式的輕鬆.這是一本正正經經的英文字典啊!且看這一條:

tuhng ji gwan tiu daahn chohng -> sih gau daahn daahn 童子軍跳彈床->事九但但[scout jumping on the trampoline -> scout jumping] to take it easy; equivalent to "whatever you like!" (a humourous "sandwich pun", in which the Hong Kong pronunciation of the English word "scout", sih gau 事九, is substituted for the Chinese term in the phrase "a scout jumping on on trampoline", giving sih gau daahn 事九但, "whatever you fucking like", an obscene variant of sih daahn 事但, "whatever".

編者從港產黑社會漫畫,電影和鹹濕雜誌裡中取出例子(例如【亞卡西】【情雙周】【古惑仔】【姑爺仔】【紅燈區】【火武耀揚】【夜遊人】等近一百款),句句有出處.這本字典的嚴謹認真,對比內容的粗俗不文,構成很高的娛樂性.港式廣東話(香港話)因未被規範化,所以活力充沛,和這個高度複雜的大都會生活碰撞,衍生出很多生猛的通俗語言.這本書很應該用中文出版,並出一個遊客版,讓自由行旅客可以明白街頭語言,增加港人和內地同胞的文化交流.比人鬧都知鬧乜.

抱住這本書,我笑了一個晚上,重新愛上香港,揭下揭下,又看到這一條....

Yat Gwok Leuhng Jai 一國兩制 [one country two systems] a massage parlour which offers both sexual services and ordinary massage. 笑死我.

我知道以後當我對這個城市心灰意懶時,有甚麼可逗我開心了.

2 Comments:

Blogger brandytelly said...

你在哪買這本書...
想送給我那位懂「煲冬瓜」的老外姐夫...
好笑!

2:56 AM  
Blogger louisykl said...

page one!!!

10:54 AM  

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