Last modified on 3 January 2012, at 15:34

May 35th

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The number 35 is derived from the date in June, 4, plus the 31 days in the month of May.

NounEdit

May 35th

  1. The fourth of June, the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, known in China as the June Fourth Incident.
    • 2009 June 4th, Shih-Chieh Ilya Li, “Today in China, May 35th”, Pah, Usenet:
      This is known within China, to the people who know about it, as the June Fourth Incident. More recently it has been referred to covertly as May 35th.

Usage notesEdit

  • A covert reference, since variations of the date "June 4" are periodically banned from internet postings and search engines within China.