The centre where we take JD to swim each week or so also sells various baby things, including a variety of toys. One of the boxes that caught my attention recently was, "The Noetil Railway", a train set which claims to be nothing less than an "Intellect Railway"!
The Chinglish on the packaging is less spelling mistakes (though if you can tell me what "NOETIL" is supposed to mean I'd be thrilled), but more just the randomness of the word selection. So we get "Let us put together to pack!!" - surely these are opposite tasks? And, "The good gifts for the children and have a good time! So let us play together and you will so clever. Come on! Everyone!" And my favourite, "Go king more power speed modern design". That just about covers everything, I think!
15/12/2013 04:40:31 pm
Noetil is probably noetic. According to noetic.org (yes, it's got its own website), “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.”
Paul (the one)
16/12/2013 12:10:09 am
Genius, Mr Sib, genius!
16/12/2013 12:10:50 am
toe nail railway?
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