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May you live in interesting times"

Posted by Monica Kroger on May 16, 2001

In Reply to: May you live in interesting times" posted by ESC on November 16, 2000

According to this article:

"...what is most noteworthy about the expression is that it is not Chinese. There is no such expression, "May you live in interesting times," in Chinese. It is a non-Chinese creation, most probably American, that has been around for at least 30 or 40 years."
-- Dr. Ho Yong