There's long been debate over the world'shardest language and now a television programme has waded into the discussion.
Upcoming NBC drama Blindspot made theheadlines this week because its leading actress was shown to be speaking fluentChinese in the pilot episode, reported People's Daily Online.
What was most surprising to viewers wasthat she was speaking Wenzhounese, a Chinese dialect once ranked the hardest tounderstand.
It's even been dubbed the 'Devil'sLanguage' by the show.
Wenzhounese is notoriously difficult tounderstand.
Speakers of the dialect were even used torelay classified information in China during World War II.
When Japanese soldiers intercepted themessages, they found it impossible to 'decode'.
Wenzhou-born Zhao Xing, 34, toldMailOnline: 'I find it interesting that a TV show would describe [my] dialectin such a way.
'I grew up speaking the dialect, so itdidn't appear difficult to me at all.'
Perhaps in a case of art imitating life,FBI translators in the show were also unable to decode a passage written inWenzhounese.
Alexander's character could not only speakand understand Mandarin Chinese but also translate Wenzhounese, despite thefact that she had no memory of who she was.