Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/10/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] fs: oct 24 2003
From: Jerry Lehrer <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 20:44:50 -0700
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He said it was an Asian thing,  Hickock was hardly an Asian.

When I lived in Japan, I found that the word for "death" was the
same as the word for "four". (shi)  There are about five other
words that translate to "shi".

I never heard of anything bad attributed to 1 (ichi) in Japanese.

The correct term for this is superstition.


Jon wrote:

> "Is there a possibility of avoiding any serial # that contains "4", and "1"
> ? It's an Asian shaman thing that's taboo for these numbers. The number "8"
> is highly regarded, so if its at all possible that the # contains 8s ?"
> Never heard that before... I always thought it was Aces & Eights?
> Legend holds that Wild Bill Hickok was shot to death during a poker game in
> Deadwood, South Dakota, and that the hand he held was two pair, black aces
> and black eights. On that most people agree
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