Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Greater Asia"

From Richard Roper in your Chicago Sun-Times:
In many Asian cultures, there's no real fear of the number 13 -- it's four that's feared.

The Chinese word for four sounds like "death." Japanese and Korean cultures share an aversion to the number. There's no "4" series for Nokia cell phones.
Nokia is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.


Truth Girl said...

So, I admit the sentence is confusing, but is it possible he's referring to the number of phones, including Nokia phones, sold in Asia? When I was in travelling in China, I met several people who worked for Nokia there.

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

Sure, that makes sense if you think about it.

But if I wanted to think about stuff, I wouldn't read Roeper.


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