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TheChinese idiom chīcùmeans‘to drink vinegar’ and
peoplejokinglyuseitwhen,forexample,agirlbecomes
jealousofherboyfriendflirtingwithanothergirl.
Theroots ofhowjealousy betweenlovers relates toconsuming
vinegardatesbackalmost1,400yearstotheTangDynasty
(618-907CE).
Accordingtooneofthemanyversionsofthestory,EmperorTaizongofTang(598-649CE),theprimeministerdidnotdare
accept,becausehiswifewasveryferocious.
Theemperoraskedtheprimeminister
’swifetocometothe

Fang’swiferefused,sh
ewouldbeforcedtodrinkabottle
of“poisonousliquid
”.
Theemperorhadexpectedhertoyieldtohispressure,but
-willedandsaidthat
shewouldrather
diethanshare
herhusbandwith
otherwomen.
Intears,
gdrankthe
“poisonousliquid
”onlyto
discoverthatitwasreallystrongvinegar.
,EmperorTaizonggaveup.
Eversince,,
anotherpersonreceivesacomplimentorareward,youcan
alsosayheisdrinkingvinegarthesedays.