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1. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Hello
If a chinese wrote for you 88(for example in chat ), what do you think about meaning of 88 ?
and if a person that is not chinese wrote for you it, what do you think about meaning of it?
Regards

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 27, 2007, at 9:57 AM by Elnaz ]

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

its a number...

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I dont know of any meaning.;)

Mel

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

As per usual, I just googled emoticons and 88 'cause it seems like the 88 would be an emoticon and got this sentence from Wikipedia:

"Dodge's Manual in 1908 documented the reintroduction of "love and kisses" as the number 88."

Wikipedia.com

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

I think Elnaz got herself a lover

6. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Quoting angela_

As per usual, I just googled emoticons and 88 'cause it seems like the 88 would be an emoticon and got this sentence from Wikipedia:

"Dodge's Manual in 1908 documented the reintroduction of "love and kisses" as the number 88."

Wikipedia.com

Thank you very much dear Maria, it was very interest for me
but next days i will speak about meaning of it
Regards

7. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

I think Elnaz got herself a lover

Me and love ??????at all ( hahaha )

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 27, 2007, at 1:00 PM by Elnaz ]

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

from a trustful source I got that 88 is a neo-nazi symbol for SS or HH (heil hitler)...

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 28, 2007, at 5:27 AM by wouterrr ]

9. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

but on a happier note. 88 means "bye, bye"...if said by a chinese

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 28, 2007, at 5:30 AM by wouterrr ]

10. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Here's what comes up when I type 88 into Wikipedia:

"Eighty-eight may also be:

the jersey number of several superstar athletes:
Dallas Stars forward Eric Lindros, who has worn it with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison.
former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin.
former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Pennsylvania Gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann.
a popular ice cream bar manufactured by GB Glace as part of their Nogger product line.
the atomic number of radium
the number of keys on a piano (36 black and 52 white)
in the title of the songs:
"Rocket 88"
"88 Lines About 44 Women" by the musical group The Nails
"88" by the Canadian punk band Sum 41 on their 2004 album, Chuck.

Olds 88the model number of the Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight automobile and the AGM-88 HARM missile
the caliber of the 88 mm anti-aircraft gun used in World War II, commonly known as 88 (acht-acht in German)
the number of the French department Vosges
the designation of two freeways named Interstate 88: one in Illinois and the other in New York
the town of Eighty Eight, Kentucky
the number of temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan
used
in sexual parlance to describe oral sex performed twice (ate twice)
in online chatting by Chinese people when saying "bye bye", since the number 8 in Chinese is pronounced "ba"
in Japanese, often used to mean "a great many" or "countless"; numbers such as eighteen, eighty, eighty thousand, eight-hundred eighty thousand and the like can bear the same connotation.
in hip hop, in the case of which 88 = HH = hiphop
in amateur radio for "hugs and kisses"
in Star Wars, part of the name of the four IG-88 robots
in Kill Bill, the name of O-Ren Ishii's Army, the Crazy 88
the ISBN Group Identifier for books published in Italy and Switzerland
in miles per hour, the speed the DeLorean automobile must attain in order to travel in time, in the Back to the Future trilogy
in the TV series Black Books (Series 2, Episode 2: "Fever"), the temperature (presumably in fahrenheit) above which Manny's case of Dave's Syndrome will trigger. This is suspected to be a parody of the use of the number 88 in the Back to the Future trilogy (See preceding point)
the number of Athena's saints (knights) in Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac)
the number on Dale Jarrett's NASCAR racecar in 1999, the year he won the Winston Cup Championship
the number of floors of Petronas Towers, as of 2005 the world's tallest twin buildings
in Bingo, 88 is known as "Two Fat Ladies"
the year AD 88, 88 BC, or 1988
The 88, a power pop band from Los Angeles"

But I'd go with the Chinese Bye-Bye, although they might just be referring to the Town in Kentucky.