Casting A Chinese Curse

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Bob Farmer
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Casting A Chinese Curse

Postby Bob Farmer » June 28th, 2019, 4:25 pm

I, along with many others, are fed up with the Chinese pirates selling our stuff. There are legal and other avenues that can be pursued but these take a lot of time and are usually ineffective, so I decided to take another approach.

I hired a Chinese shaman, a sort of witch doctor, what in China is known as a Wu, and had him create a curse which I am now posting on any of these sites I find. I tell them this is for stealing my stuff.

You can do the same. Here's the curse:

如果你或你認識的任何人試圖在未經許可的情況下
複製本書,那麼貧困和不幸將會找到你和你的家人

It means: "Poverty and misfortune will fall upon you and your family should you reprint any of the material in this book without permission.”

Will this work? For the superstitious it might so in case of a tie I thought I'd try it.

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Re: Casting A Chinese Curse

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 28th, 2019, 5:50 pm

Interesting. What does "seeking permission" translate to?
How about "to copy this book attracts the attention of the government"? That looks like a familiar curse. ;)
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time


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