Just after I finished teaching a 補課 (remedial class), one of the students came up to me. She was a cute little 4th grader and a really outgoing one at that. She said she had a question for me, so I stopped to help her.

Girl: What color is Spiderman?
Me: Well, he’s red, blue and…
Girl: No! 他是白的! (He is white!) Hahahahaha!

Then, she ran away and went home. For those of you who didn’t get the joke, keep in mind that most Taiwanese people pronounce “sh” as “s”. When spoken in a Taiwanese accent, 是白的 sounds like “sbaiduh” or “spider”.