Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Reader's Digest

I purchased a copy of Reader's Digest here in Malaysia and it looks exactly the same. It's in English but once in a while I'm reminded this is the Asian version of Reader's Digest.

They use Metric so I'll read cm instead of inches or km instead of miles, centigrade instead of Fahrenheit.

Of course they speak about Ringgits instead of dollars.

They also use words like tyre instead of tire, petrol instead of gas, kilojoule instead of calorie, favourite instead of favorite.

An article about Podcasting mentions you can download your "favourite" Asian music or video from a yoga teacher in Tokyo.

I get the feeling that the American version of Reader's Digest is re-edited for Asia. It still has a very American feel to it.


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