Post Tagged with "New Zealand"
Something I find fascinating is when people use their own language but try to write it as if it is another one. Here is an example of some English on a packet of herbs from a New Zealand supermarket that is written to look like Thai.
A while ago, Pocket Cultures managing editor Lucy organized a postcard swap and many contributors joined in. the idea was to send a postcard of pour hometown or country. Since I don’t live in a touristy part of town, and Dallas is not that touristy anyway, I couldn’t find any postcards. So I decided to make my own, all except one. I cut up images that represent Dallas and Texas and pasted them on a piece of card.
I went to a Kinko’s to mail them instead of the post office. The shop assistant was young enough to be my son. He picked up one postcard, turned it around in his hand and asked what it was. “It’s a postcard,” I said. “Oh, really? Cool!” “I guess you’re too young for those.”
Our new topic on Picture Postcards is “Skies of the World” so look forward to seeing lots of photos from around the world of the thing we all have in common. This shot was taken from in front of my house here in Auckland, New Zealand.
I snapped this photo in a local library here in Auckland, New Zealand because it reminds me of when I was a child and would check out all the books in this section, one by one (and then a second time).
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Book recommendations from around the world
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