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Word of the Day — October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 - Scott Viau
Ernai — err-NEYE (or air-NEYE) — classy Shanghai name for high class prostitutes serving as "second wives"

Example: "Newsweek did an article on the growing acceptance of women as ernai: 'Businessmen here are aping their Cantonese counterparts by keeping a bevy of on-demand girlfriends and paying their bills in exchange for their 'love' and loyalty; they reside in Shanghai's newest neighborhood: Mistressville.'"

 
 

 

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