Monday, June 26, 2006


I'm in the port city of Ningbo, of which there will be much more later.

I couldn't help but notice that the Western fascination with taglines seems to catching on. My free map of Ningbo contains an ad for the Nanyuan Inn with the tagline...

Economic. Diaphanous. Surprised.

Fantastic, eh. I almost wish I'd come up with it.


HistoryElephant said...

was it really 'diapanous' rather than 'diaphanous'?

JP said...

What the *"£$% does diaphanous mean?

HistoryElephant said...

describes a substance, especially cloth, which is so delicate and thin that you can see through it:
a diaphanous silk veil

dB said...

It was diaphanous.

I didn't actually see the hotel to check it's opacity.