Monday, 10 December 2018

Let's just call the whole thing a Caprinae and move on

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 20 February 15

There might be a muddle about Chinese New Year, but there is no confusion over the zodiacal light given off by China Mobile

Happy lunar new year and may good fortune wend its way to you in this, the year of the sheep! No, ram. Or is it a goat? Perhaps there is some way to combine all three – people these days love a mash-up – so how about the year of the 'Shramoatp'? Considering that all three of these woolly, four-legged mammals are members of the same subfamily, Caprinae, you would think it does not matter which is the more accurate representation of the Chinese zodiac. That is certainly the case in China, where the Mandarin character Yáng simply depicts a horned animal and does not draw a distinction between a sheep or a goat…

Happy lunar new year and may good fortune wend its way to you in this, the year of the sheep! No, ram. Or is it a goat? Perhaps there is some way to combine all three – people these days love a mash-up – so how about the year of the 'Shramoatp'? Considering that all three of these woolly, four-legged mammals are members of the same subfamily, Caprinae, you would think it does not matter which is the more accurate representation of the Chinese zodiac. That is certainly the case in China, where the Mandarin character Yáng simply depicts a horned animal and does not draw a distinction between a sheep or a goat…

TT PREMIUM CONTENT

If you are a subscriber login here


To access premium content you need to upgrade your account. To find out more click here

Since you're here...

...the Telecoms industry is characterised by constant change and evolution. That's why it's crucial for telecoms professionals to keep up-to-date with what is happening. Join 35,000+ of your peers and sign up to our free newsletter service today, to be in the know about what is going on. PLUS, as a member you can submit your own press releases!

See all membership options

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Newsletter signup

Quickly get on board and up to date with the telecoms industry