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And now, for something completely different.
This is a picture of a bookmark I stuck in a book and gave to someone.
This is the dialogue which followed.
Me: It reminds me of the Gucci stripe.
Me: But it’s not real Gucci. I found it on a roll of ribbon in Saigon. It makes a really cool bookmark.
Friend: Yay, it looks like typewriter ribbon.
Me: Yeah, just in Gucci colours . . .
Friend: Yeah. Gucci colours.
Me: But it’s not real Gucci, it’s fake Gucci.
Friend: Oh no! It’s fake Gucci!
Me: I would never buy Gucci. Do I look like I —
Friend: It’s a fake Gucci-fake typewriter ribbon ribbon.
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Ever have conversations like that, where it seems the trompe l’oeil* is real? If you have, leave a comment!
* French trompe-l’œil, literally, deceives the eye
Conversations (Part 1)