Shanghaied!

One weekend MS, CG and I decided to watch the Dibakar Banerjee flick ‘Shanghai‘. This is what followed a few nights later.

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?

Me: Yeah…

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?

MS: Yup!

Me: I don’t know what you have been smoking but THIS IS AWESOME! You’re a genius!

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