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Chinese world view also rested heavily on yinyang principles. Yinyang was a philosophical view in Chinese society of a unity of opposites, each representing the greater and lesser of similar concepts, which one found in the universe. An example would be the yinyang representation of husband and wife. Yang are the dominant principles of maleness, the sun, creation, heat, light, Heaven, dominance, and so on. Under yin are the submissive principles of femaleness, the moon, completion, cold, darkness, material forms, submission and etc… This unity of one greater principle over a lesser one moves in cyclical path so that no single one is all dominant. These yinyang principles were part of a larger philosophical view of a cosmos (our universe) that was “self-contained, self-operating, spontaneously generating and perpetually in motion.” The Chinese viewed everything in this cosmos as a series of interrelating objects and forces that worked and “resonated” with one another, creating harmony and order. This proceeded off of the Taoist principles of a natural and unified cosmetic pattern.
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
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A phonetic mispronunciation of "yīnyáng," or "yin-yang," which is a concept associated with the religious tradition of Taoism and the apparent dichotomies in nature (day/night, male/female, etc.) in association with traditional Chinese medicine.

Use of "ying yang," or "ying-yang," has seemingly allowed the word to take on a kind of "sing-songy" resonance with the additional "ng" sound placed on the end of "yin."

For many, it has become second nature to say "ying yang" instead of "yin yang" because of familial or cultural influences, such as family, friends, and teachers. This may stem from simple ignorance, within certain groups, of Taoism (pronounced Daoism) and other Eastern traditions.
Susie: Hey, I sure like that ying yang tattoo you got there!

Mary: *sigh* It's a yin yang...

Susie: Yeah, ying yang!
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Another word for vagina when she is Asian.
Abby has a lot of admirers. They all want her some of her ying yang.
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1) the erroneous spelling of yin yang or yin-yang, which is an ancient concept and symbol referring to complementary opposites, such as light/dark, day/night, masculine/feminine, sun/moon. Yin is seen as dark, passive and feminine. Yang is seen as light, active, and masculine.

2) slang term for the anus
1) Crystal wore a ying-yang symbol as a pendant hanging from a chain around her neck, signifying that she lived in complete harmony with the world around her.

2) Blow it out your ying yang, dickhead!
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