Singing sea lion - source BBC

Say “R R R” and you sound like a barking sea lion!

Once the expression the 3 Rs just stood for “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic”. A catchy little slogan to capture the three important things to learn at school, the 3Rs have long caused either confusion or the opportunity for kids to laugh iRonically at ‘rents’ and teachers’ rules.

Not anymore. Educators take liberties with them, including upgrades to the 4 Rs. Business people have found uses for them too. And there are a few others just to make sure the letter doesn’t feel rejected, not last of which is the eco-friendly slogan.

A diversionary story of changing times, reflected in one letter…

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There are lots of eco-labels for different purposes, and lots of words to name them.

Perhaps as more people write about ecological issues, the tags will help link more articles together.

This list is based on ecolabel in the GEMET Thesaurus(Eionet) and ecolabel on OmegaWiki, with additions as I discover them. Eionet is the European Environment Information and Observation Network. GEMET is their GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus.

“ecolabel”
Български Bulgarian еко-етикет
Čeština Czech značka ekologická
Dansk Danish miljømærke
Deutsch German Ökomark, Umweltzeichen
Ελληνικά Greek οικολογικό σήμα
English English ecolabel
Español Spanish (Castillian) etiqueta ecolígica
Eesti keel Estonian ökomärgis, keskkonnamärgis
Euskara Basque ekoetiketa; etiketa ekologiko
Français French écolabel
Magyar Hungarian ökocímke
Italiano Italian marchio di qualità ecologica
Nederlands Dutch milieukeur(merk)
Norsk Norwegian (Bokmål) miljømerke
Polski Polish ekoetykieta
Português Portuguese rótulo ecológico
Русский Russian экоэтикетка
Slovenčina Slovakian ekologická značka
Slovenščina Slovenian ekonalepka
Suomi Finnish ympäristömerkki
Svenska Swedish miljömärke

I am making the information in the Table available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

If you know of any more translations, comment please!

This entry is part of the Infomancy Eco-Symbols Series.

Googleablizationism

October 3, 2007

Someone, somewhere knows the answer, but they weren’t in the room at the time. “Google knows everything,” I said, “so it’ll be googleable.” ” ‘Googleable’! “, my friend said, “That’s a good one, not heard that before.” (He is a friend, but calling him my colleague might make you think we were avoiding work for a minute or two on a Friday afternoon.)

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