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Mark Atwood
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The "Chinese Curse".
We've all heard the "Chinese Curse"... "May you live in interesting times."

I recall reading somewhere years ago, that the Chinese call it the "American Curse".

I also recall reading somewhere, years ago, that it has three parts:
  • May You Live In Interesting Times
  • May You Come to the Attention of Important People
  • May You Be Granted What You Asked For


But now, I can't find online any reference where I may have read these things. It's just too pithy and neat, if I had made them up, I would have claimed attribution.
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From: neocuriosity Date: April 6th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you_live_in_interesting_times

Check the section called "Popularizing and usage" for where you may have seen it.
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