In this talk show, hosted by Eric Kot, a group of artistes are invited to chat about a certain topic. In this episode of "Say What?", Hanjin, Sammy Leung, Bernice Liu, Tracy Ip, and Florence Kwok discussed whether one who does not incur jealousy in others is a mediocre individual.
Approximately 15 minutes into the clip, Bernice was explaining the reason she took part in pageants, which was to learn Chinese, and during this segment, she used some terms which were not understood by the other artistes.
Bernice was born and raised in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, which consists mainly of Caucasians and Chinese people born in an English-speaking foreign country. She referred to herself as a 「土人」 (literally 'native person'); however, the actual term should be 「土生」 (literally 'native born').
Bernice then mentioned a derogatory term (sounding like 「燕淺」) which refers to Aboriginals. Since Aboriginals understand the term 「燕淺」 and consider it to be offensive, it is not an appropriate term of reference. This term is actually from the Taishanese dialect. When Bernice mentioned this term, the other artistes mistook it as being 「現錢」 (literally 'cash').
Personal Note: This episode actually aired on May 15th, but didn't have the time to post it until now.
Anyway, I actually understood what Bernice was talking about, as I am Taishanese.