The T-shirt that can speak in any speech

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 3:39 PM

"We started with a enormous list of possible items and began testing a lot of prototypes."The list was gradually whittled down, with every item carefully vetted for its potential to cause offense somewhere on the planet."We kept far from religious symbols, just to be on the secure side," Horn says.

The T-shirt that can speak in any speech

Inoffensive icons

Eventually they came up with the idea of committing their translation tools to T-shirt.

"It was a long process," says Horn. "We started with a enormous list of possible items and began testing a lot of prototypes."

The list was gradually whittled down, with every item carefully vetted for its potential to cause offense somewhere on the planet.

"We kept far from religious symbols, just to be on the secure side," Horn says.

And they work, he adds.

"I've been testing them around Europe and my colleague Florian is right presently using them in Latin America."

The shirts, available to purchase online for $33, comprise icons that could be used to chat about bikes, trains, buses, hotels, beer, food, hospitals, airplanes and Wi-Fi.

All that'south needed is a laundromat symbol -- for when everyone else starts using the universal sign speech for "dude, it'south time to modify that shirt."

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