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Between Fedora 12 and 13
Posted Dec 2, 2009 17:40 UTC (Wed) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
AIUI, it all comes from the Last Supper, so most Christian countries (and that's a lot!) may have this superstition (the 13th is a traitor [Judas], or the 13th will die [Jesus]).
Posted Dec 3, 2009 18:28 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
Posted Dec 4, 2009 10:28 UTC (Fri) by SimonKagstrom (subscriber, #49801)
Maybe they should jump directly to Office 18 instead!
Posted Dec 5, 2009 1:26 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
My Chinese colleagues take lucky and unlucky numbers far more seriously than Americans do
That's my experience too.
Chinese American business people nearly wet themselves back when "888" was introduced as a toll-free telephone area code.
If you don't know Mandarin but listen to Mandarin TV a lot (as I do, due to my Chinese roommate), the most common phrase you hear is "yi ba ba ba," which appears at the end of most commercials and means "1-888".
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