鸡肉

Since I was sick last week I haven’t been to the gym in awhile, but yesterday in class one of my students grabbed my arm and said, “This chicken!”

While I’ve never been a big guy I was kind of hoping that the past six months I’ve been going to the gym regularly would at the very least help me avoid being made fun of by ten-year-olds. The teaching assistant said that the Chinese word for “muscle” is actually pronounced the same way as “chicken,” and that’s why the kid was saying it. But I think his laugh said otherwise…

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