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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 08:47:59 -0400
From: William Welch <>
Subject: Re: [Contra digest]

I had asked a Chinese friend of mine what the ancient curse was and he
didn't know. When I told him your response (May you live an interesting
life), he said that it didn't sound like a curse to him. As he put it:
"May you and your wife enjoy longevity"  Now that's a  real curse!


List Server wrote:
> From:
> Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 20:11:56 EDT
> Subject: Re: "Interesting Times"
> Reply-To:
> >Re Lelia Loban's message about pipe organs.  Lelia, What is the ancient
> >Chinese curse?
> >
> >Bill
> Grant Green wrote,
> >>The curse is "May you live in interesting times.">>
> Yup, that's it.  There's another variation on it, too:  "May you lead an
> interesting life."

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