How to make Chinese New Year more diversity sensitive

Since we pride ourselves on diversity sensitivity in Vancouver with our multicultural composition and acceptance of various minority, lifestyle, and social groups, Chinese New Year should be no exception.

A good example is Gung Haggis Fat Choy, which caters to the Scottish, Chinese, and Scottish-Chinese-Canadians-who-like-to-wear-kilts-in-the-freezing-winter communities.

To make the occasion more inclusive, here are a few suggestions of appropriate celebratory expressions (adapted from the Chinese New Year expression Gung Hay Fat Choy), for people of different social groups.

vegetarians: Gung Hay Bok Choy

dieters: Gung Hay Skinny Choy

health food eaters: Gung Hay Flax Chow

overeaters: Gung Ho Fat Boy

crazy cat ladies: Gung Ho Cat Meow

rednecks: Dung Hay Farm Boy

cheeky gay men: Hung Gay Fag Boy

untalented entertainers:  Gong Show Fat Chance

Guidos:  Go Away Fat Chance    

movie buffs: Chow Yun Fat Choy

drunken male university students: Gung Hey Frat Boy

hip-hoppers: Gang Hey Phat Homeboy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients:  Gurgle Hay Fart Choy

people with rotting body parts:  Gangrene Hay Fat Ew  


Have any suggestions? Post them below!



John Lucas

Feb 8, 2008 at 12:24pm

On <i>The Colbert Report</i> last night, Stephen Colbert decided to combine Chinese New Year with Black History Month and make it a celebration of "Chinese African-Americans". Oddly enough, he didn't mention Tiger Woods, who (according to <a href="" target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>) is one-quarter Chinese, one quarter Thai, one quarter African American, one-eighth Native American, and one-eighth Dutch.

Craig Takeuchi

Feb 8, 2008 at 1:03pm

Naomi Campbell is of part-Chinese Jamaican ancestry (but you rarely hear about that).

Gung Hey Mon Choy.

Todd Wong

Jan 21, 2013 at 1:31am

For 2013... We will create Gagnam Haggis Phat Boy