Have you seen Louis C.K on Letterman the other day? He was talking about his trip to China:
Most people would find Dave to come off as just another American who knows nothing about China except the usual stereotypes. But that’s only if you don’t pay close attention to details. Please watch again the first 15 seconds of the clip:
“….was it Shanghai?” asks Dave.
“Beijing” Louis quickly corrects him.
Then Dave responds as if he’d just seen a man being kicked in the groin, but that’s only how it seems if you don’t speak Chinese.
Clearly what he was saying (and with excellent pronunciation might I add) is 雾 (wù) referring to the pollution and misty smog covering the city. That’s how later on he knows Louis doesn’t speak any Chinese. He simply didn’t want to embarrass him.
What a great man.