United Squid is baed on the phrase “United We Stand” in the American pledge of allegiance, so it is referred to as “American squid” in the Chinese translation. Since the site deals with different kinds of news, it is also referred to as a “memo” in Chinese; and memo’s homonym is “Bei Wang Lu”, while the short form of “Bei Wang Lu” is “Bei Lu”. Thus, the name “Mei Mo Bei Lu” was born.
While you are reading our articles, it is not difficult to find 8 new English vocabulary or phrases in each article. The purpose is to teach readers English while they are reading the news.
Because we don’t want to overburden you with too much information to absorb at once, you will only find these 8 opportunities to learn new vocabulary or sentences in each article.
Eight were selected because a squid has eight legs, so this is another meaning hidden behind the “United Squid” name too. Some people believe squids have ten legs, but actually the extra two arms are specialized tentacles. Some other squid references are ink which is used to print traditional newspapers.