Google+ Self Exam Doodles: Universal Language of Doodle

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Universal Language of Doodle

Universal Language of Doodle
Universal Language of Doodle
Doodles are fun and accessible, because hopefully they make sense in any language (or they are at least nonsense in any language). Making these doodles, as accessible, to as many people as possible, is my aim. That includes those that maybe wouldn't read about this particular subject, either because it's embarrassing or because it's not something readily available to them. Not only that, illiteracy in this country (UK) and around the whole world is still a very sad statistic indeed. So if people can 'see' these doodles, that may be enough to set off something which leads to them checking out their naughty bits.

With that in mind, I hadn't thought about translating the doodles, it simply didn't occur to me. I wasn't sure who would read/look at them in English, let alone another language. So when Diana, sent me a message about translating them into Spanish, this set off an idea explosion that eventually led to the creation of this site. It is another bonus of being a blogger for years and collecting people that I can call friends from all over the world.

Translations/Translators on board so far:
  • Spanish translations have been provided by my Mexican blog chum Diana, as mentioned above. Diana is the person that has kicked off the international Mexican Doodle Wave (hehe/jeje).
  • Dutch translations will be provided by my Dutch Doodling chum TJ, who will be providing a wee doodle/s and the translations. TJ is a super talented illustrator and I am so pleased that she has agreed to help out.

I wonder if there are any other nice translators out there?

Special Wish-list:
The guys on the Mongol Rally aka the Mongolia 5, as mentioned in Going the extra mile, will be travelling through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. I thought it would be cool to get the breast self exam doodles translated into each of these languages! Especially because the guys are raising money for breast cancer awareness and it would be excellent to provide some doodle awareness as they hurtle across the continent.

Let me know if you can help! I have Holland (Dutch) covered, but the rest?

I of course want the doodles translated into every known written language, but I just wanted to highlight those particular countries, as it's for a particular special cause. World dominance can wait for now....

Learn something new every day...
I know how to do squiggles!!! Erm I mean accents. Using TypeIt I can at least cut/paste them anyways. This blog editor goes a bit daft, when I press down the ALT key and try any fancy shortcuts.

Update: Norwegian and German coming very soon! 


  1. Glad to see you're pursuing this, Claire-it's a great idea. Pictures are indeed a universal language, and sometimes so much easier to understand and so much less tedious than words.

  2. Hey Mr Np, People seem to like the idea and it's something that has been swirling around this noggin of mine for a long while. Well not this specific idea, just an idea of an idea :)

  3. 1. Examinez votre poitrine sous la douche
    2. Examinez votre poitrine dans le mirroir avec vos bras le long du corps, levés, et posés sur vos hanches.
    3. Pressez vos doigts sur votre poitrine, de façon circulaire.
    4. Allongez vous et répétez l'étape #3
    5. Pressez les mamelons en vue de quelque décharge. Vérifiez en dernier sous le mamelon.
    6. Restez sexy.

  4. Thanks Harvey, I have had them checked out by an independent French Advisor :)

  5. Martin Shellabarger21 January 2011 at 20:53


    Maybe the World Health Organization of the United Nations could hook you up with some U.N. translators to get the information translated into other languages, and also to distribute the end product?

  6. Hey Martin, thanks for popping in and leaving a really great suggestion! I will definitely look into it.

    Claire xx


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