Variable Caution

The battery to my laptop came with a warning sheet that repeated the same six warnings in 10 languages about how to dispose of it properly, not light it on fire, don’t drink out of it and so on.  I thought these warnings would be the same for each language and my passing familiarity with French and profound ability to butcher Spanish confirmed my thoughts until I turned the reference card over.  The notes for Korean had 12 statements and traditional and simplified Chinese which each had four.  The counts were noted as each caution was marked with Arab numerals.

I wonder if the Koreans are overly cautious or just use smaller rulers or that the Chinese are either more direct or dismissive of numbers greater than four.