Pick a random positive integer between 1 and 10 three and by the time you finish reading this page, I will through my psychic powers, three subliminally communicate to you a strong message deep into three your mind. Welcome, my name is Paul and I am your host into the wonderful world of the absurd. Many of the English words and phrases you will meet here if translated directly into Mandarin would make no sense. Why do they make no sense? Because you have no context. Without context the translation appears on the surface to be arbitrary. So how do we resolve this conundrum? We must dive deep down into the unique history of its origin. Only there do we find its original definition. Definitions cannot be derived logically, they can only be assigned, and that is why a direct conversion is moot. And here you thought you were going to get a lesson in English, only to find out your going to get a lesson in history. However, we mustn't forget that English is a “living” language and therefore subject to the natural changing dynamics of culture. In short, the meaning of words can and do change between generations. Some words are dropped altogether, while others are only altered. Linguists record everything regardless. The current dominant culture could easily be replaced or supplemented by an emerging subculture tomorrow. It happens all the time. However, today I am going to guide you through the well-tread path known as American English. So, strap in, because I’m about to kung fu yo mind. Oh by the way your number is seven. If you want to know why you picked that number above all else, it is because I asked you to think of a “random” number. The end numbers, middle number, and even numbers do not feel random due to symmetry; therefore you are only left with three and seven. Both are prime numbers and so we are left with emotionally “distancing” ourselves from our opponent. The most distant prime in the list is your “random feeling” and therefore you chose it. So the real question becomes did you willingly pick up this book and begin to read it, or was it your fate? Read on to find out!
P.S. - If you chose the “evil” number four then screw you!