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Marie Neurath, his wife, worked her arse off as well.

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graphic designer Gerd Anrtz who did the actual drawings, I reckon

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I don’t know anything about his arse

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I think that Marie’s arse actually did the layout of the final products (i.e., combining Otto’s sociological stats and Anrtz’s symbols)

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So that’s three arses in total: Otto, Marie & Anrtz.

I dare you to say Anrtz’s arse 5 times really quickly.

Matha

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I think I just broke my tongue

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What are we missing here Tiffany? (apart from taste)

Matha

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Specifics. I think for this question it is important to answer. Why were these graphics created?

You guys are really funny, by the way. :-)

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Hmm. It was supposed to be an alternative to written script, I think modelled somehow on the mind of a child (or something like that). And the fact that ISOTYPE means International System of Typographic Picture Education leads me to believe that it was supposed to cross linguistic and cultural boundaries.

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Ok, that’s enough messing around.

These graphics were originally created for the ‘Viennese Museum for Society and Economy’, which bagan life in 1924. Neurath wanted to make complex social and economic information comprehensible for the man and woman in the street with no prior knowledge of that sort of thing. So him and his missus and Mr. Anrtz worked their respective backsides off for years and years and years so that they could fill a room with little pictures of men and women in Reading.

How’s that?

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Sorry for the late. Hrant, the letters are in random order but: the first three letters are the ones tiffany got right… I made the separations between them for an easy count because it

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You’re obviously forgetting the famous Dutch/Chinese punchcutter, Wyjk Zhu.

hhp

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Good Enough. sorry for the delay. Your go Matha.

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Here are the tile sets from 5 European language versions of Scrabble. Name the languages.

a)
a

b)
b

c)
c

d)
d

e)
e

Good luck,

Matha

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1 english
2 german
3 czech
4 spanish
5 greek

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First one’s wrong Eduardo

M.

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1 dutch

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Nope

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Portuguese

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Not Portuguese either. Sorry.

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As far as I know, Portuguese has one of these:

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Sure, Matha. I know it pretty well, since I’m here in Brazil. ;-) That was just an awful guess.

Anyway, give us a hint, Matha. It that a anglo-saxon language?

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That was just an awful guess

Or maybe you just don’t play Scrabble very much. Apparently the Portuguese version isn’t very popular.

You’ve already guessed English so ‘Anglo-saxon’ is out the window. I don’t know how I can give you a hint without giving the game away (literally).

I’ll say this. Scrabble letters are genarally Uppercase. This means that for some languages (not in German or Czech as you can see), accents are omitted.

Matha.

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Eduardo, I’m going out for a few hours. Keep guessing and I’ll let you know later.

Matha

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>Or maybe you just don’t play Scrabble very much.
>Apparently the Portuguese version isn’t very popular.


You’re right about that. At least in Brazil, it’s not popular at all.
I don’t even know this game is/was commercialised here.

Is it a national language? Or some sort of dialect?

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Ok. I realize I just asked for a stupid hint above. :-/
Surely it must be a national language.

So, Matha, give us any hint. Geographical, cultural, anything. I can’t remember of any language that uses diacritics only in lowercase.

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My guess is that the first one is a French scrabble set, perpetuating the typewriter-spawned myth that the French don’t use accents on uppercase letters.

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You’re right John.

Now I’m waiting for someone to give me all five correct answers and I can declare a winner.

M.

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