14th Obsequious Banter Thread: 14th, the REAL 13th Floor.
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03-13-2009, 12:47 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
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A friend of mine just purchased a condo in downton Vancouver near Chinatown.
He lives on the 18th floor, but his apartment number is in the 2100s because '4' is a bad number in Chinese culture; there's no 4th, 13th, 14th or 24th floors in the building.
GKJ = bad luck for the Chinese.
You see, the number '4' sounds similar to the word for 'die.' Chinese being the superstitious bunch they are avoid the number four like the plague. The only exception is if '4' is preceded by '5-2' because when said sequentially like in a phone number, it sounds like the phrase 'not easy to die.'
When I played hockey my number was either 2 or 4. I gotta tell you my Grandma was not pleased when I was wearing 4....
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