Page 178 of《成都话方言词典》has the following entry:
丘八儿 qiū bér
[tɕ‘iəu⁵⁵ pər²¹] 丘八, 旧时称军人。因“丘”加“八”为“兵”而得名(含贬义)。
丘八 is a deconstruction of the character 兵.
What words exist that come from deconstructed characters?
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look for "拆字" (roughly destruct character), particularly fortune telling story.
水巷 --> 港
卯金刀 --> 劉
several verses from a famous oracle poem in hong kong, 1933:
人我 --> 俄羅斯 (russia)
十四一心人 --> 德國 (third reich, at that era)
guess these five characters?
another word to look for is "離合", there're many examples in literary of yore. e.g. the wiki had 古今譚槩, in volume 29, "談資部":
in which the condition is choose one character (取上一字), break it into two (下拆兩字), and then the character, its meaning is in accord (字義相協).
four persons done it :)
山上有明光，不知是日光、月光 (明 --> 日, 月)
堂上掛珠簾，不知是王家的、朱家的 (珠 --> 王, 朱)
有客到舘驛，不知是舍人、官人 (舘 --> 舍, 官)
半夜生孩兒，不知是子時、亥時 (孩 --> 子, 亥)
it might be too difficult for elementary learners, or simplified chinese users. but, it's the funny, witty aspect of the traditional culture.