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Re: A funny thing...

Dear Rush, I read today's comic and your correction is imperceptible...Great Job! 13 years, WOW! But then in Chinese the number 13 is considered lucky.

in Chinese, If the sound of a particular number is associated with a happy, positive word it is considered lucky, and the opposite is also true. For the number 13, its pronunciation sounds like “assured growth” or “definitely vibrant” in Chinese. That’s why this number is considered very lucky in China, unlike its perception in the western world.

You were lucky to find the error and lucky to make such a perfect fix: after "13" lucky years!

"Glick," hmmm! Any ancestry to Kublai Khan?

Re: A funny thing...

Dear Lou,

And, the number four ("sì" which sounds close to, say, the "su" of the word "surrender") is NOT good! Sì (四) sounds like the word for "death." Chinese-speaking people will very often NOT consider living in a home with that number in the address!

Numbers can be interesting!

Oh, and, NO ancestry! :laughing:


Re: A funny thing...

Rush, 非常感謝, Fēicháng gǎnxiè, or T.Y.S.M.