The dragons of Chinese folklore and mythology are benevolent, powerful creatures. Revered in China, dragons bring good luck and are often used as a symbol for Chinese culture. Long and serpentine, the Chinese dragon is usually bearded, has four legs and nine anatomical references: a camel’s head, a stag’s horns, eyes of a demon, neck of a snake, belly of a clam, scales of a carp, eagle claws, cow ears and soles of the tiger.
The flea is a bloodsucking parasite that feeds off mammals. Fleas render skin itchy and irritated.
The term ‘nitpicking’, which means trivial faultfinding, is derived from the act of picking nits from hair.
Pork crackling or scratchling is fried or roasted pork rind.