The words and phrases that mean something slightly different here in Shanghai than most other places. And we're not talking about the local hua
Other places: 2,500RMB a month.
In Shanghai: >4,000RMB a month.
In Shanghai: Something that you have for breakfast, that search engine you begrudgingly use when your VPN crumbles.
Other places: An organised line or sequence of people waiting for their turn.
In Shanghai: Error 404 - page not found.
Other places: 20RMB.
In Shanghai: 65RMB.
: A cool refreshing beverage.
In Shanghai: A boiling drink often served in an inappropriate receptacle that burns your hand.
Other places: Something that you can drink.
In Shanghai: Something that you use while brushing your teeth but still aren't 100 percent sure about.
Other places: Sorry, what?
In Shanghai: That thing your life revolves around.
Other places: Something your dad used when he was paranoid about people hacking his online banking.
In Shanghai: That other thing your life revolves around.
: The last stop in the movement of food through one's digestive tract.
In Shanghai: A source of great concern.
Other places: The happiest place on earth.
In Shanghai: The happiest place in Pudong.