This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Christian and Xian

#1YermomHoudiniPosted 3/31/2013 3:23:46 PM(edited)
I just noticed this for the 1st time.

we know christ could be abbreviated with x so we get shorthands like x-mas, x-tina, and all that. none of this have any problem until I saw xian, which also happens to be a chinese word with religious meaning.

simple online translator defines the chinese word as daoist immortal / celestial being. it's often associated with hermit who trained for extended period of time (iirc a couple hundred years) and reach a state of god-like existence.

lol I find it pretty amazing that such coincidence could happen. normally I only use x to abbreviate chris instead of christ so that I would write xtians rather than xians.
Toy Story 4 trailer, best movie 2015?
#2Hustle KongPosted 3/31/2013 3:28:14 PM
Did you know?
Jesus had a secretary named Xian, and Xian had secretary named Jesus.
Shooting Game never die.
It prays that the clover of luck be always in your mind.
#3IamvegitoPosted 3/31/2013 5:04:46 PM
Yeah, Xians always confuses me to read. It's not inherently problematic other than it isn't in common parlance and is unclear.
"A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."