Views Read Edit View history. For profanities in Cantonese Chinese, see Cantonese profanity. Terms for males who sleep around are rare. They can all be used in compound words and sentences in a profane manner. Many insults imply that the interlocutor's mother or even grandmother was promiscuous. It comes from a passage in the Dream of the Red Chamber in which Phoenix is described as having a "crystal heart in a glass body," meaning that she was glistening, pure, clear, fastidious, etc.