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It's the Year of the Pig!

Does that mean that we can eat as much as we want this year?

According to Wikipedia, you need to avoid the following for the next 2 weeks:

- Buying a pair of shoes is considered bad luck. The word "shoes" is a homophone for the word for "rough" in Cantonese.
- Buying a pair of pants is considered bad luck. The word "pants" is a homophone for the word for "bitter" in Cantonese. (Although some perceive it to be positive as the word 'pants' in Cantonese could be a homophone for the word for "wealth".)
- A hair-cut is considered bad luck. The word "hair" is a homophone for the word for "prosperity". Thus "cutting hair" could be perceived as "cutting away your prosperity" in Cantonese.
- Buying books is bad luck because the word for "book" is a homonym to the word "lose".
 

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happy chinese new year!

you forgot one thing, no floor sweeping on chinese new year. It's sweeping away good fortune.
 

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer
Didn't seem necessary, given the target audience. I'm not sensing a lot of floor-sweeping going on around here.

Hey! Some of us do try and keep a clean house. lol
 

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