Thursday, 30 July 2009

SN: Netherlands

Here are a couple of wacky packets from the Netherlands - Rotterdam to be precise - from a series called ‘Spreekbeelden’ (‘Pictures speak’, according to GoogleTranslate). The one on the left says (according to GoogleTranslate) ‘The apple does not fall far from the tree’ and the other says ‘We must forge iron when it is hot’ (according to GoogleTranslate). The cartoons are thus illustrating sayings by interpreting them literally – a favourite technique, it seems, for cartoonists everywhere (and other places).

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