Matt Drudge reported, with the typically understated heading of “SHOCK,” that the symbol of the swastika (å) was for a time the most popular search term on google. Actually goggling for , however, reveals an obvious pattern:
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For those whose computer cannot display chinese characters, Google US’s top 10 results for were:
A little thought, of course, reveals why. The swastika is a traditional Chinese good-luck character, the Olympics are coming up, and good luck is on the Chinese mind.
Indeed, the (google translateD) first line of the first result reads:
å (å³æ—‹) or å (å·¦æ—‹) (Sanskrit: à¤¸à¥à¤µà¤¸à¥à¤¤à¤¿à¤•, IAST: svÃ¡stika; symbol of good luck), an ancient Indian religion of auspicious signs
Ironically, the eighth google result discusses the growing awareness in China that all swastikas are not happy symbols!:
Core Tip: Xi’an a district centre to advertise the sale, the wall has been painted a whole train carriage, “locomotive” there is a Nazi logo on the “Wan.” è¯¥å¹¿å‘Šå¼•èµ·å¸‚æ°‘çš„è´¨ç–‘ã€‚ The ad questioned the public. Center for sales that was only thought of Buddhism in the ‘Wan’ word, did not expect a Nazi logo.
So good fortune, or (as we say in English characters): â˜º.
The analogy is appropriate. The Nazi Party is, of course, something to laugh at.