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#6 Posted on 13.11.04 1856.45 Reposted on: 13.11.11 1856.52
Originally posted by SOK
Originally posted by ZeruelSome may call that silly, but they probably think we're silly for forgetting to install the 13th floor in some buildings.
Don't Asians think the number "4" is unlucky?
Asians? I don't know.
The Japanese think one of the numbers for four is unlucky because one of the counting characters (their number system is a little different. You use different characters for counting different objects; Seven can probably describe it better) for the number four is pronounced "shi." There is another character prounced "shi" and that is for death.
Same thing for one of the numbers for nine, "kuu" because it can also sound like a word for torture. They also hate 13 for a different reason (four + nine).
I vaguly remember a string of numbers that the Chinese or Japanese don't like. I can't remember it. It's like the christian 666, and means something like "you have a slim chance of living."
(edited by Zeruel on 13.11.04 2000)
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