A guide to internet slang for friendships, real and fake
Friendship is a lasting theme in human life and literature. However, the proper way to address one’s friends has evolved over time. Poetic co-dependencies like ancient China’s “eight-bow friends” probably still exist, but these terms are seldom used now.
Fortunately, the internet is always evolving new buzzwords to supplement our Chinese friendship vocabulary.
Old iron (老铁)