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Jul 5, 2013

இ 未见过大蛇屙屎..Big Snake Defecate

Bananaz wanted to have a comprehensive insurance so asked for offers hoping to get C&G *cheap&good* protection. The first company offered: "From cradle to grave" but the second was better: "From womb to tomb." Bananaz was just about to take this when a third company came up with the ultimate offer: "From erection to resurrection!" Here goes the three presentations:

The first presenter 'From cradle to grave' said, "When one of our insured died suddenly on Monday, we got the news that evening and were able to process the claim for the wife and had mailed a cheque on Wednesday evening".

The second presenter 'From womb to tomb' said, "We are better, when one of our insured died without warning on Monday, we learned of it in 2 hours and were able to hand-deliver a cheque the very same evening itself".

The last presenter 'From erection to resurrection' said, "That's nothing! You guys are missing the big picture and most certainly 未见过大蛇屙屎 *pinyin* "wèi jiàn guò dà shé ēshǐ"; Cantonese:"mei6 cang4 gin3 gwo1 daai6 se4 o1 si2" [lit. never seen a big snake defecate before] Our office is on the 20th floor of the Twins Tower. One of our insured who was cleaning a window on the 85th floor, slipped and fell. We handed him his cheque as he passed our floor".


Of course the above presentation or rather a joke may be exaggerated but hopefully may bring home a point to explain this Chinese idiom 未见过大蛇屙屎 *pinyin* "wèi jiàn guò dà shé ēshǐ" [never seen a big snake defecate before].  WhyAskWhy Bananaz does not have the foggiest (not blaming the recent haze) idea how on earth this Chinese idiom of snake poop came into being. Guess the answer is already there we merely have to read between the lines (anyone can please assist). Honestly who have actually seen a live big snake defecate before? None? Simply put, it means that if we have not seen or know about it, does not mean that it does not exists. One must look at life in a wider perspective and not a knowledge barrier over a myopic view. More than often people would use this idiom when ever someone has a lack of knowledge of not knowing the bigger picture or current situation. When do we invite the 'snakey shit' to slam at our face? When someone is trying to be smart alec for example not aware that it's possible to run a mile in less than 4 minutes or building a 30 story hotel in 360 hours, who then uttered 'its impossible'. Then better watch out for this snakey shit idiom 未见过大蛇屙屎 *pinyin* "wèi jiàn guò dà shé ēshǐ" [never seen a big snake defecate before] to roll over the face.

Seeing is believing in just 15 days..



 This idiom 未见过大蛇屙屎 *pinyin* "wèi jiàn guò dà shé ēshǐ" [never seen a big snake defecate before] also serves as a reminder to be humble at all times as life is always in a flux and a never ending learning process with no proven record of anyone known as Ms/Mr. KnowAll.

69 Bunchesஇ:

Daisy said...

Well, I've never heard that phrase before. I don't think we have that one here in USA. Haha! I enjoyed the joke though, Bananaz! :)

foongpc said...

LOL at the joke!!!

foongpc said...

Never heard about this snake and poop idiom before!! First time! : D

lronglim said...

Hahahaaa... you had rolling on the floor... this is hilarious...

Hayley said...

未见过大蛇屙屎, haha, I really love this phrase, I always say that when describing 'jakun' people, like me, LOL!!

reana claire said...

Ooppsss... I commented and it disappeared... I was saying the third one is really hilarious and kwa.... Chinese proverbs are very true and practical one....

[SK] said...

Bananaz only looking for C&G protection?? i thought you always go for PLC (peng leng cheng - meaning cheap, good and awesome) only?? no wonder you only got "from cradle to grave", "from womb to tomb" and "from erection to resurrection".. but you didn't get "from death to alive"!!! muahahaha~~

[SK] said...

at first thought Bananaz was talking about his real experience, but as i read on, i know those are mainly jokes.. so what's that about "from death to life" that Bananaz 未见过大蛇屙屎?? 2 seconds before our insured died, we were there to show him how much he will claim less if he dies now.. looking at the amount not matching what was told when signing up for the insurance, the insured was brought back to life again..

hahaha, lame i know~~ :D

wenn said...

haven't heard of that phrase before but I believe what implies in the meaning.

lina said...

LOL at the joke Bananaz. :)

Twilight Man said...

Wakakakaka...even the snake poop made me laugh!! Tomorrow I will ask the pet shop about his snakes and its poop.

Twilight Man said...

SK also made me laugh - From death to alive!!!

At first, I got confused thinking that you were joking from your Estate Planner's experience. Maybe you should educate the young parents to insure everything.

London Caller said...

Yalor how come they never show snakes poo on documentary programmes before huh?
But I have seen snakes mating on TV.
Like an orgy, man!

suituapui said...

From erection to resurrection - I like this catchy phrase! Hmmmmm...from cradle, from womb??? Mango's going to have a baby? Wahhhhhhh!!!! When? When? Invite me for the full moon, ok?

Rurousha said...

Oh oh oh! But! Here in Japan "golden poop" is also a popular symbol of good luck, and you often see a snake coiled on a pile of poop! Do you think there's a connection?

I know it's bad manners to link to your own blog, but in this post you can see a photo of a white snake on a pile of golden poop.

I love all the quotes, but erection to resurrection is by far the best! :D

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Good morning...

MEcoy said...

whoa 15 days? a building in 15days! that cool, they seems like playing lego huh, at it was tough too
anyway the minion banana song on the side suits your blog

Bananazஇ said...

Daisy இ Even some of our Chinese people have not heard about it too.

foongpc இ Not often being used in the Chinese community and moreover you speak more English at home and at work.

lronglim இ Hope you didn't fall off your chair haha

Bananazஇ said...

Hayley இ You jakun? Must confess Bananaz even more jakun-iest haha.

reana claire இ Think this idiom is more used on a negative side as to ridicule a person.

SK இ tQ thought of PLC at first. From death to alive? Delaying the dying process? Then gotta consult DiZangWang Pusa to pull string for extension with Mr Yan aka 閻羅王 Yánluó Wáng (Yama, King of Hell) haha.

Bananazஇ said...

SK இ Have not heard of the fourth insurance now 未见过大蛇屙屎 really applies to Bananaz haha

wenn இ Not heard of this idiom before then will post more of Chinese idioms then haha?

lina இ We lolz sama sama

Bananazஇ said...

Twilight Man இ To some poop may mean 'got $$$' coming haha. Bananaz's must try to master SK's 'from death to life' but then Bananaz makan jargon no professional consultation required for the death administration haha. Jokes aside the public must be aware to hold this in their head.."Everyone Must Insure". P/S Disclaimer:Bananaz not an insurance agent but have seen/heard lots of sad cases of clients before and after death.

London Caller இ There was one Utube showing a big snake defecate which I wanted to embed but it was removed.

suituapui இ Slow slow wait till full moon or blue moon haha. Can't imagine one hand carrying son and the other carrying grandson ahahaha.

Bananazஇ said...

Rurousha இ We do believe poop is $$$ so no surprise to the connection. Love the golden poop from your link. OK to link no sweat with me. Picked up those quotes from email not mine.

Somewhere from Singapore இ Good afternoon..rushing somewhere? haha.

MEcoy இ Yeah pretty fast and accordingly they can even withstand earth quake. Love the final part of the minions when he punches that one-eye minion and will lolz every time.

Leovi said...

Those sure are incredible, I'm going to do the third!

London Caller said...

Ha ha... why did they remove the video huh?
Surely it's ok to educate people stuff like that mah?!

Leovi said...

Awesome video, I'd like to get a house that fast!

rainfield61 said...

I am wondering whether the snake defecates a fat one, a square one, a round one, an oblong one...?

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Bananaz, I really enjoyed this, ha ha ha. All three!
Best regards.
Lee.

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ Sorry the owner did not renew after expiry.

Leovi இ Wonder how safe?

rainfield61 இ Slightly oblong haha

Lee இ You like all threes. haha You have slowed down lately busy?

EastCoastLife said...

I have never heard of this Chinese idiom. I have never seen snake poop too :P

London Caller said...

Ha ha... Now you better find a big snake in Malaysia to finish that part lah.

Leovi said...

I'll call you when I need insurance!

Bananazஇ said...

EastCoast Life இ Not very popular and more of negativity.

London Caller இ Will have to get a pet snake and rear until it old enough to be big snake then show you pixz

Leovi இ Which you prefer" from Death to Alive? haha

Yee Ling said...

Hardly hear about this chinese phrase. Learn something new..ehehhe

Small Kucing said...

hmmm...maybe in malay it's same as "Menantikan kucing bertanduk"...?

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Hahahah! I like the last insurance.

Leovi said...

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple, is an ode to my childhood friends, if a party were to put it officially!

London Caller said...

Aiya... I'm not sure I'm still around that time.

HappySurfer said...

Clever marketing.

Some Chinese idioms are quite funny, aren't they?

Merryn said...

I memang never see ular do big business before leh.

Chinese idioms so strange wan..

Bananazஇ said...

Yee Ling இ Cantonewe people say this often

Small Kucing இ Not quite sorry my bahasa given back to cikgu already haha

willie a.k.a reptoz இ They are kinda brilliant to come out with this idea

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Love Deep Purple's songs

HappySurfer இ Cantonese people would like to use this idiom

Merryn இ Its a fact not easy to see a big snake defecate so far none of my friends seen any at all.

HappySurfer said...

Hakka people also use this idiom - Mau khen kor tai sar or see. :O

Bananazஇ said...

HapptSurfer இ Right on.. my old folks often used this idiom.

London CAller said...

Alamak, the poo looks like D24!

HappySurfer said...

So Bananaz is a Hakka bananaz?

Happy Friday! Blue skies or not at your plantation? LOL

Leovi said...

Yes, to the beat of Elvis Presley!

Leovi said...

Very creative your vision Ceratopsia dinosaur.

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ D24? Maybe Musang King

HappySurfer இ Ni how moh? Yong pen?

Leovi இ Elvis the Pelvis with the colorful Ceratopsia next

London Caller said...

Ha ha... You sure know your durian lah!

Kian Fai Koh said...

sorry bananaz boss >.< this post is too deep for me to understand, somehow finish reading this post makes me wanna poo poo more, probably makan too much petai . . .

Angie said...

hahaha..so hilarious esp that snake poop thingy..Now I have never heard of such joke before but it sure made my day!! Ahh should have visited you earlier.

Leovi said...

In my teens dancing to the songs of Mungo Jerry!

Bananazஇ said...

London Caller இ Very little knowledge of durian but only know how to eat hehe

Kian Fai Koh இ Oh oh sorry perhaps need to relook into idioms as this is not common mostly Hakka & Cantonese would use them

Angie இ Never too late, this is a rare idiom mainly Hakka & Cantonese people use them

Leovi இ You love to dance yeah!

Leovi said...

Lovely Red Riding Hood vision, very warm!

Amelia said...

Hi Bananaz, thanks for the laugh. I like the C & G aka cheap and good protection. LOL

My contractors used to jokes about 未见过大蛇屙屎, anyway I learned my Mandarin and all these Chinese quotes from them too.

Have a nice day.

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Warm and red, nice

Amelia இ What a relief that you have heard this before as against most comments. More on a negative approach for this idiom. Used to have a C&G cafe in Penang and all of us was wondering what it meant and we got no chance to find out as the shop closed down too fast for us to ask. So we joked about it being Cheap&Good instead 4 decades ago and now in this era its PLC..Pang Lang Chang.

Leovi said...

Yes, heaven can wait!

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ Thought of Heaven Can Wait too

HappySurfer said...

Good morning, Bananaz! At last, here comes the sun..

Leovi said...

For his birthday I will send you a Rose!

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Happy afternoon. Sun is up and shinning bright. Have a great weekend.

Leovi இ So rosie sweet

London Caller said...

Ha ha I miss Malaysian durians here.
They only sell Thai durians in Chinatown.

mNhL said...

Insurance are all business. I dun quite like the idea of insurance, but am confused too if insurance is really a necessity......

Good jokes !

Leovi said...

Tomorrow I will put one more picture rejajante to compensate for motion sickness!

இBananazஇ said...

London Caller இ Thai durians are huge but not as tasty

mNhl இ It is indeed a necessity to purchase insurance coverage as you never know when you gonna need it. Get yourself insured when you are healthy and young. Bananaz is a always a firm believer of insurance.

Leovi இ Yup no more dizzy then

HappySurfer said...

Durians are again in season. Yay! I kinda miss the fruit when it's off-season but am glad they are more in season than off nowadays.

Happy Monday, Bananaz! Haze is back as more than a hundred hotspots spotted. Bukit Rambai in Malacca is getting the whiff..

இBananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Think not much good durians yet. Haze is back again haiz.

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Quay Po Cooks said...

I hear this phrase all the time from my mum when I was young but haven't heard her say this for a long time. In fact I learned all the Chinese idioms from her.

 
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