Sailouh- The Power of Words

Sailouh: children, kids. Sailouh meant "little boy" in ancient China.  King Mouh, the first ruler of the Chou dynasty, introduced his younger brother as sailouh.  (The term subtly shifts to "sailou" when describing one's own younger brother.) Triad gangs use these family terms, with the leader addressed as "Daaihlou" (elder brother) and the man under him known as "Sailou."  Thus, one simple phrase can yield various meanings. It is the power of words that first lured me into reading as a child.  … [Read more...]