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Brightly is right! Disposable things tend to be disgusting when you come across them.

So one of the problems I run into, having an international audience, is choosing certain words and phrases. Having a made-up country with a made-up culture lets me get around a lot of that, but I try to avoid making the characters sound American. Case in point: the parking lot. What Americans call a parking lot, the British (and other countries of a British persuasion) call car parks. Which, of course, reminds Americans of dog parks, as if Brits take their cars out for strolls. What's a writer to do? I settled on car lot, which seems like a nice middle ground, although it will make a lot of American readers think of car salesmen. Sorry about that.



Mar. 30th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
LOL! I hope that's not a real product, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were. ;) I always think it's odd that we live in a society that is both more environmentally aware than in previous generations, and more likely to buy into the concept of so much disposable crap.
Mar. 30th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, it totally is. Not sure if I should give the real name, but google "disposable toothbrush" and you'll find it.
Mar. 30th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
It's sort of a real product. The Colgate Wisp is a disposable toothbrush with a mouthwash bead, but it has a toothpick on the other end rather than a cotton swab. I thought something you use on your mouth and your ears was funnier. XD

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