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To: AnAmericanMother
5 is a number of ill-omen

I think it's number 4. It sounds the same as the word meaning 'death.'

Some Asian buildings skip both 4 and 13. Evidence of cultural exchange. LOL.

9 posted on 09/16/2011 4:32:56 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AnAmericanMother
In Chinese (Mandarin) it is #4. Its sound, when pronounced, is similar in sound to the word for death.
I advised a potential client to change the name of their product because it had "4" in its title. My market research showed an aversion by people to purchasing the product for this reason.
But again, this was Chinese.
12 posted on 09/16/2011 4:56:48 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thanks, says the ignorant Irish swipe. :-D
13 posted on 09/16/2011 4:58:08 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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