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TheParser
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 8:23:12 AM
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I have just seen a fascinating TV report and immediately went to Wikipedia for details.




The new Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, is Asian-themed.

It wants to attract Asian people from Asia and those Asian people who are living here in the States.

The front desk will be staffed by people who speak Mandarin and various dialects.

The food will be AUTHENTIC Chinese food (not the food that is usually served in Chinese restaurants here in the States).

All signs will be in Chinese. English will come second.

There will be NO fourth floor. I guess that the fifth floor is directly above the third floor. The telephone numbers will NOT contain the number 4.

(I remember reading that the Chinese do not like the number 4 because the sound of that character can mean either "four" or "death.")

The TV report humorously said that although the hotel is primarily interested in Asian guests, the casino will accept ANYONE'S money!
hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 12:25:14 PM

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Yes, TheParser, I've read that too. But they are not alone in superstitions. In New York's, high risers (tall buildings, whether apartments or factories) and office buildings including the Empire State Building and The Chrysler Building, skip over the number '13' which is considered to be 'bad luck', so you go from 12th to the 14th floor...

The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Is the oldest establishment (with 1,641 rooms) that has no 13th floor.
There is a name for this malady, it's 'Triskaidekaphobia', an extreme suspicion of the #13 floor...the irony is that, numbered or not, you are on the FOURTH LEVEL or THIRTEENTH LEVEL of the building....Duh! Brick wall Brick wall

...Other superstitions are "Friday the 13th"...considered a bad omen, some people don't even go to work on that day!

I'm not making this up....google it!
hedy


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L.Rai
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 6:30:51 PM

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I wonder how many other cultures have "bad" luck numbers? If there are enough of them maybe I can use that as an excuse not to go to work ever again! Whistle

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hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 6:44:38 PM

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Hey, you've got a great idea L.Rai...think I'll research it and tell you in the PM...Shhh Shhh

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
srirr
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 11:29:05 PM

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Yes, many cultures and societies consider some specific number to bring bad omen. Superstition, I would say. I have seen some flat numbers as 12A in place of 13.
And, interestingly a symbol of bad omen in one society may be a symbol of good omen in another society. I am not sure about the numbers, but this holds true about other superstitions. For instance, a black cat is bad omen in the USA but good omen in Japan. In case of numbers, 4 or 13 may be bad somewhere, but it hardly affects someone in another side of the globe.

But as Hedy said, it does not matter whether you name it fourth floor or not, you WILL BE on FOURTH floor.


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TMe
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:33:10 AM

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L.Rai: I wonder how many other cultures have "bad" luck numbers? If there are enough of them maybe I can use that as an excuse not to go to work ever again! Whistle

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