What do animated cherubs, politics and coffee have to do with each other? No idea? I can’t offer any solutions, and I doubt the designers of this notebook can either.
In what can only have been a session of google-cut-and-paste, the designers of this notebook have managed to throw together the most absurd combination of words and images and create a political satire of proportions most hilarious.
Cute and pseudo-poetic notebooks are quite popular in South Korea– you can find them in a myriad of colours and styles in most stationery and book stores. English words and phrases are usually splashed across the covers of these books, which are designed by not-so-fluent Koreans, and a quaint brand of Konglish usually results.
A product with such blatant errors would never make it to the shelves in an English-speaking country, and – as an English teacher and writer – an obvious disregard for grammar usually makes me grind my teeth. Nonetheless, I have grown quite fond of these Konglish notebooks.
Who knew I would be charmed by a group of malicious cartoons who find supposed arms deals between Putin and Bush romantic, or the friendship between child and robot, so often misunderstood?