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China bans the letter N

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posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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There's a news story that the Chinese government recently banned the letter 'N' when used alone. Nobody knows quite why it was banned and there's speculation that it might refer to a date or time period:

www.theguardian.com...

I wonder if it could be related to the Sesame Street character "Prairie Dawn"



Prairie Dawn is also a poem by Willa Cartha

"A crimson fire that vanquishes the stars;
A pungent odor from the dusty sage;
A sudden stirring of the huddled herds;
A breaking of the distant table-lands
Through purple mists ascending, and the flare
Of water ditches silver in the light;
A swift, bright lance hurled low across the world;
A sudden sickness for the hills of home."




posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

_o way!

_ever!

_ot i_ my lifetime!

This is _uts!



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:26 PM
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Had to be an assault letter.

Yep.

Assault letters.

In America it's make shift bats, and math symbols, and real objects.

For China.

It's assault letters.

The world sucks.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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Proqbbaly because he Chinese are racist

You cannot drop a N-bomb without the N



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

This is _utz.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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Damn I just realized.

I'd have to change my username for when I visit china.

eo96.

Doesn't have the same ring to it dammit.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

www.businessinsider.com...


Images of Winnie the Pooh were also banned on Chinese social media. Xi critics often mock him by posting images like the one above which imply that he looks like the fictional, honey-loving bear.


Lol, Chia is a odd place.....



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

i_sa_e



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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I don't think I'll be eating any more Sechua_ food then.
Will Peking become Pekig?

I guess if Mao didn't need that letter in his name it isn't necessary for anyone.
Stra_ge world we live i_.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell
There's a news story that the Chinese government recently banned the letter 'N' when used alone. Nobody knows quite why it was banned and there's speculation that it might refer to a date or time period:

www.theguardian.com...

I wonder if it could be related to the Sesame Street character "Prairie Dawn"



Prairie Dawn is also a poem by Willa Cartha

"A crimson fire that vanquishes the stars;
A pungent odor from the dusty sage;
A sudden stirring of the huddled herds;
A breaking of the distant table-lands
Through purple mists ascending, and the flare
Of water ditches silver in the light;
A swift, bright lance hurled low across the world;
A sudden sickness for the hills of home."


I didn't know anyone just used "N" by itself...what does N mean in Chinese?



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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We must start a GoFundMe page to raise money and to make more people aware of this terrible crime.

As an Amercian, I feel it is my duty to arrange for a massive airdrop of the letter N to those being deprived of its use.

Viva la "N"

It is used to make up some of 600 words in the Scrabble dictionary as well.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

Or we could just rip off a Japanese world war 2 tactic and fill lots of ballons with hot air and tie letters N to them and let the jet stream carry them to the peoples republic of grammer nazis.

Sounds like a solid plan to me.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 05:32 PM
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From the article:



Less clear is why censors took issue with the letter ‘N’. Mair speculated it was “probably out of fear on the part of the government that ‘N’ = ‘n terms in office’, where possibly n > 2”.


Wouldn't it be fun to work as a censor in China? Sit around all day reading social media and deciding what to add to the filters. Even more fun is trying to find other ways to express yourself and stay one step ahead of the censors. Hail the Xi dynasty!



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 05:33 PM
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So, it's Chia now?




posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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Well at least they won't have to import the billion trigger warning stickers they're going to need to cover them all up.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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Chia. The lad of the east.
Where the su rises.
:-(



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 06:11 PM
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FREEDOM!






posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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I heard L&M were kicked out for smoking.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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I was listening to All Things Considered the other day and heard that, in China, the term "boarding the plane" is prohibited. Why? Because in Chinese it is awfully close to "ascending the throne."

But that's NPR, so...



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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I work with a lot of Chinese people, the letters they need to concern themselves with are 'R' and 'L'.

And sometimes 'Y'.



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