Tuesday, March 09, 2004

China bans deathmobiles!

Officials in south China have decided to delete the number four, which is traditionally considered unlucky, from license plates, drawing flak for encouraging superstition state media said.

"Four" sounds almost exactly like "death" when pronounced both in the local Cantonese dialect and in Mandarin, causing many car owners to shy away from having it on their license plates, the China Daily reported Monday

No comments: