Wang 300 Calc
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Tue Sep 11 16:58:15 CDT 2007
> This sounds like an urban legend to me. [...]
> Are you seriously telling me that version 4/model 4/etc of any
> product never sells in China????
I don't know about China. But I've studied a little Japanese, and
something very similar is true there. You'll sometimes hear the digit
4 as "yon" rather than "shi" because "shi" means something negative -
death, I think, but I'm not at all sure of that (it's been too long).
Apparently - I've never been to Japan, but this report came from
someone who has - buildings in Japan don't have 4th floors, much the
way buildings in North America don't have 13th floors.
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