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  1. lazarus

    lazarus Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I came across this interesting article on why the Chinese love number URLs. Before I read it I just thought they were totally crazy but now it all makes sense.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls

    And it works! I looked at the number system and made up a sentence 519 = I want Alcohol
    Went to 519.com and there was an online shop selling booze!

    1 means “want,” 2 means “love,” 4 means “dead” or “world” or “is,” 5 means “I,” 7 means “wife” or “eat,” 8 means “get rich” or “not,” and 9 means “long time” or “alcohol.”

    LOL
     
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    stitchbob Active Member Exclusive Member

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    nice try 519.com ;)
     
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    lazarus Active Member Exclusive Member

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    517 can mean either... "I want food" or "I want wife" LOL
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    so 177.com would either be porn or cannabilism?
     
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    lazarus Active Member Exclusive Member

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    You got it!
     
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    Whois-Search Well-Known Member

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    Better article here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_numerology

    We sold 1898.com a few weeks ago meaning ‘Once Rich Forever Rich’ :)

    Another one 1396.com is now a lottery site:
    https://www.thedomains.com/2016/07/06/1396-com-sold-60000-already-lottery-site-running/

    They also use their phones more often in China and ‘Pinyin’ numbers. In particular they use WeChat instead of phone numbers:
    https://ltl-school.com/learn-chinese-on-wechat/

    5.20 is like Valentine’s Day

    https://ninchanese.com/blog/2016/05/20/520-chinese-love-word-number/
     
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