Indiana bans linguistics

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 9 18:49:28 UTC 2014

Wonder if Indian-ians are aware that the number <28> caused near-riots in
Taiwan a few years ago. The Mandarin-speaking DMV bureaucrats designated
Taoyuan County with 28 on license plates. For Southern Min speakers, <ji>
(two) + <ba> (eight) sounds like 'pussy'. See how long ya can slip that
under yer radar.

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