Here’s a little thought-experiment to start your morning: you found a glowing, humming pill-like object on the ground by your car, so you did what you always do: you popped it in your mouth. Also, can I use two colons in one sentence? Like I’m stringing together commands in BASIC? Anyway, you pop the pill in your mouth and the next thing you know you wake up in a strange land, clutching a Heinkel Kabine brochure from the late 1950s. All the pages but two are soaked in what could be your vomit, but it smells like Dragonfruit Fanta, which you’re pretty sure doesn’t exist. One clear page is the one you see above, the other the text of the callouts. Can you learn the local language from this, like it was your Rosetta Stone?
Here’s the facing page:
Now no cheating if you already know Dutch; if that’s you, excuse yourself immediately go eat one of those brownies that make you see god’s uncle or whatever. For the rest of us, can that picture and these descriptions give you enough to figure things out? Like, I think the 3. for the windows suggests the windows are plexiglass and maybe “twee kinderen” means something about little kids?
Is 6 something about engine access? Is 5 about luggage space? Is the vocabulary here enough to get by, somehow?
Take a moment and imagine, please. It’ll be worth it.