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July 27, 2007

What is Pottery Barn teaching our kids

Got a Pottery Barn Kids catalog in the mail a few days ago. Idly flipping through it, I saw this toy called a Language Wheel. It's got a few words in various languages. Cute toy, nice idea, except they spelled the Italian word 'ciao' as 'chow'. Nice. I'm no Italian linguist, but I don't think you can just make up spellings for words. Oops. Italian-Americans should rise in protest.

Posted by Greg on July 27, 2007 11:07 AM

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Love your observation but must point out the missing question mark on your heading.

Recognizing American misspelling of Italian word = brilliant.

Correcting you for American English punctuation mistake = priceless!

Jill :-)

Posted by: Jill on December 30, 2007 5:33 AM

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