Shanghailander! by John Pasden in language 01 Apr 2005 I learned recently from the Shanghai Wikipedia entry that some people actually use the term “Shanghailander” in all seriousness, meaning “a native of Shanghai” (Google search). Don’t they know about Highlander?? This deserves to be made fun of. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmail Share language John Pasden John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.