MS: Guys, I think understand the title of the film!
Me: Which film?
MS: That one – Shanghai!
Me: Ah, ok. So what does it mean?
MS: You know, in the movie, everything was forced, everyone was corrupt. How they went ahead with the plan to build that business park?
MS: So the term used for that is shanghaied. It means to force something through by corrupt practices.
Me: Uh…huh. So the word shanghaied is derived from shanghai?
Me: I don’t know what you have been smoking but THIS IS AWESOME! You’re a genius!