May 35th

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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