2. Because 88 is pronounced in Chinese Mandarin language as "ba ba," (phonetically synonymous with the English "bye bye") it is used as a farewell in Chinese texting language.
3. Nazi skinhead code for Heil Hitler. H being the 8th letter of the alphabet, therefore 88=HH=Heil Hitler. Often found at the end of Nazi members' e-mail addressees and signatures.
4. The 88mm Anti-aircraft vehicle was a greatly feared Nazi weapon during WWII; because of this weapon, Nazi's were sometimes referred to as 88's.
5. David Lane, a convicted neo-nazi, wrote "88 Precepts," a book outlining the methods needed to establish an all-white community.
6. A word jazz pianists use to replace "piano." They call pianos "88s" because that is the number of keys on a piano.
7. In mathematics/philosophy, 88 is a double lemniscate used to represent the "dual-infinity." That is... the infinite, and the infinitesimal.
8. The number of official constellations (as defined by the International Astronomical Union).
August 08, 1988
Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I check out that "88 Precepts" book you suggested to me, and all I can say is "wow! this it the biggest pile of bullshit I've ever read!"
Go do 88 with a fat chick, ya cunt.
mingtian jian (chinese: See you tomorrow)