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January 6, 2016

"Point It" — Traveler's communication aid with photos of 1,300 items


It's been around for 20 years so it must have serious value.


From Cool Tools: "It's just a bunch of tiny little color pictures so if you can't communicate with somebody you whip it out and point at a picture. There are so many pictures in it that you always eventually get the idea across."




January 6, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Flautist, I can't stop laughing!

Azt akarom, hogy becéz a fenék

Posted by: Joe Peach | Jan 8, 2016 1:17:28 PM

I can't help it, I just see John Cleese as the Hungarian Tourist with a corrupted phrase book, attempting to ask the British cop which way to the tobacconist's shop and it comes out "I want to fondle your buttocks."

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 8, 2016 2:00:32 AM

The app — ICOON — mentioned by Brett is free.

It's in the iPhone store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icoon-global-picture-dictionary/id294236771?mt=8

Alas, Google Play doesn't have it for Android.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jan 7, 2016 10:25:59 PM

I have an app on my phone called ICOON that uses simple icons to help communicate non-verbally.

Posted by: Brett Kling | Jan 7, 2016 3:08:08 PM

I find this off-putting. Anyone can manage to buy a little Berlitz book and figure out how to communicate with the locals. It's just common courtesy.

Posted by: Ms. Radoo | Jan 7, 2016 8:41:06 AM

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