Saving space

I am sure I bought this lovely Airwick candle because it was on sale. It’s winter, and I’m cooking a lot, and I like to give the house a fighting chance not to smell like a soup kitchen. But I managed to get a chuckle out of this packaging:

That’s right, the LIMITED ÉDITION LIMITÉE! Someone finally figured out that Americans can read the word “ÉDITION” as “edition” even with an accent mark over the E! But there’s more – les Canadiens français can actually grasp the meaning of ÉDITION LIMITÉE even with that superfluous “LIMITED” preceding it! 

I’m guessing this was an inspired solution to the issue of limited packaging real estate, and I applaud it. Work with those cognates in both French and Spanish!

Meanwhile, on a much less trivial note, warm wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2012, and thank you for keeping up with my meanderings, trivial and otherwise!