Recently a Beijing father sent in a question at an Internet forum(论坛) asking what “PK” means.
“My family has been watching the‘Super Girl’ singing competition TV program.My little daughter asked me what‘PK’ means，but I had no idea，” explained the puzzled father.
To a lot of Chinese young people who have been playing games online，it is impossible not to know this term.In such Internet games，“PK” is short for “Player Kill”，in which two players fight until one ends the life of the other.
In the case of the “Super Girl” singing competition，“PK” was used to refer to the stage where two singers have to compete with each other for only one chance to go up in competition ranking.
Like this father，Chinese teachers at high schools have also been finding their students’ compositions using Internet jargons which are difficult to understand.A high school teacher from Tianjin asked her students to write compositions with simple language，but they came up with a lot of Internet jargons that she didn’t understand.