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code red shockwave
06-26-2004, 06:52 PM
Here are a few interesting facts from my culture(Chinese, that is):

1. The number four is considered unlucky because in Chinese, four means death.

2. The color black is considered to be an "evil" color(also associated with death).

3. Giving a clock to some Chinese is considered a curse, because a clock is a symbol with the hidden message that "your time is running out".

Interesting stuff, isn't it? :D

frenchy
06-26-2004, 07:02 PM
#2 us the same in the Us...

Kir Kanos
06-26-2004, 07:02 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by code red shockwave:
3. Giving a clock to some Chinese is considered a curse, because a clock is a symbol with the hidden message that "your time is running out".

Wow, so have you ever got a watch as a gift?

Navajo
06-26-2004, 07:07 PM
What if I got a watch for my birthday that was black,and the watch was at 4:44? I think I'd be in trouble!

rottenyolk
06-26-2004, 09:52 PM
Is that why there aren't many chinese clock makers?

you forgot writing a letter in red, means "I'M gonna kill ya"

zartan74
06-26-2004, 11:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Navajo:
What if I got a watch for my birthday that was black,and the watch was at 4:44? I think I'd be in trouble!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL....That was a good one.....LOL :D

Chuplayer
06-26-2004, 11:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by code red shockwave:
[QB]Here are a few interesting facts from my culture(Chinese, that is):
2. The color black is considered to be an "evil" color(also associated with death).
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But didn't Chinese artists way back in the day only paint in black and said "black is 10 colors" and loved black?