Customer (pointing at Perdido Street Station by China Miéville): 'Excuse me, how do you pronounce this writer's name?'
Bookseller: 'Well, I've heard people say Mee-ville, but I think because of the accent, it's Me-eh-ville.'
Customer: 'No, I mean his first name.'
Bookseller: 'Well, it's China – like the country.'
Customer: 'The country?'
Занавес. За занавесом отдыхает китайская опера. Гыгыгы.