In the show I am watching the protagonist asked a person with the surname 猴:


Obviously, he means

Are you expressing your private opinion, or the order of the supreme anti corruption office?

But why can the opinion of someone named 猴 be called 猴山? none of mydictionaries list this!

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猴山 is the metaphor for his interest group, his friends are treated as monkeys, his group are treated as a mountain.

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  • Is this related to 西遊記? – Philipp Oct 7 '17 at 7:12
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    @Philipp Not necessarily. It's similar to 鸡窝, 牛棚, 狗洞, 猪圈 which refer to 'messy', 'rough', 'miserable', 'poor' place separately, that place is usually for living or work. 猴山, a funny satire. – Jacob Oct 7 '17 at 8:06
  • If my surname was 陸,would people use 猴山 or 陸山, or none of the two? – Ludi Oct 7 '17 at 15:09
  • People might use 猴山, if people want to add your surname to emphasize your family, they might use 陆家 – Jacob Oct 7 '17 at 19:00

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