npr:

"Global Parenting Habits That Haven’t Caught On In The U.S." via Emily Lodish

Don’t panic if you see an unattended baby outside a shop in Denmark.

– Alexander

Image: estudiante/Flickr

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tortueamericaine:

​la ville la plus belle du monde

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tortueamericaine:

Cigarette-like warning message on food commercials reminding you to “eat at least five fruits and vegetables daily.” #france

Maybe not “cigarette-like,” but on the entire commercial nonetheless.

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  • world: france what are you do—
  • france: four twenties
  • world: france stop it
  • france: four twenties ten
  • world: france that doesn't even make any sense
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tortueamericaine:

I could live in #Strasbourg, #France
#PlaceKléber #Plaza #Summer

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tortueamericaine:

Exploring Paris through Typography. This video is awesome!

Havas Worlwide Paris / Carte de Vœux (Best Wishes) 2013 - Flying V - Wizzdesign (QUAD)

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I love observing the differences in slogans and/or product names in bilingual advertising, sometimes present in North America with English, Spanish, and French all being primary languages in one place or another.

This contact lens case, in the form of an owl’s eyes, says “Give a hoot about your contacts!” The implication is that this product will make you care (“give a hoot”) about your contacts.

But there’s no direct equivalent in French, so the product packaging has a completely different phrase — “Pour voir aussi bien qu’un hibou” — which means “To see better than an owl”, implying that the case will keep your contacts clean so you can see better.

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