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A picture is worth a thousand words

Posted by Anthony on December 20, 2008 at 10:06

I just wanted to comment on the "A picture is worth a thousand words" article. I thought it worth mentioning that in ancient Chinese stories, the number 10,000 was used to refer to a vast number beyond counting, as they had no words for numbers greater then that. I know the story "romance of the Three Kingdoms" references 10,000 arrows in such a fashion. My point references allegorical knowledge at best, but it may lend some credibility to a Chinese origin for the phrase.