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If there’s one thing that irritates some Bermudians, it’s the popular myth of the triangle. When I lived there, I hardly ever heard a peep about it mentioned — and it’s usually the kids who have fertile imaginations about things that lurk. Still, this strikes me as a bit funny. That the Devil’s Triangle may have gotten it’s geographic name because people in Miami and Puerto Rico (the other two corners) strenously objected:

It may disappoint some to know this but there has never been any effect at all of the Bermuda Triangle on any of the customs and culture of Bermuda. This author was told personally by an elderly writer in the USA who studied the Triangle that when the original ” Bermuda Triangle” was coined in the USA, it was supposed to have been the “Miami Triangle” but Miami objected as it did not want to lose visitors. The “Puerto Rico Triangle” was the second choice, but it too objected, for the same reason. It is alleged that no one from Bermuda bothered to reply so the name stuck by default. This has never been proven so may be mere speculation.

The writer goes on to say something interesting about the Chinese:

The Chinese, in particular, are said to be sensitive about it, believing it is unlucky to be in any way associated with it, which may help explain why Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico are not yet on the list of Chinese government-approved tourism sites.

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