Saturday, May 29, 2010

Terms: Shanghai = China

The term "Shanghai" is used loosely to represent "China" as a whole. Since the city of Shanghai is the financial center of China, and the name works well with the term "hijack", it is chosen to represent the entire China. Furthermore, the term "shanghaied," when used as a verb, carries a negative connotation that is not very far from the term "hijacked." Marrying the two words together to describe the atrocities committed by malicious Chinese printers is nothing short of perfect.