"You REALLY wanna know what I'm thinking?..."
Looking for a holiday gift for the cat lover who has everything? Seek no further - Takara Tomy's "Meowlingual" Cat Translation Device, coming this November, will finally allow you to figure out what Puss'n'Boots' annoying purring and meowing really mean. That is, of course, if you really want to know... and Takara Tomy is betting that Japan's obsessed cat owners will be tearing off the plastic wrapper faster then kitty can shred an expensive sofa's arm.
"You mean... you haven't understood a thing I've said??"
The $75 Meowlingual Cat Translation Device comes in various colors and works fairly straightforwardly: just hold the cute cat-shaped gadget close to your purring pets head and wait for the audio translation. Among the stock phrases is "I can't stand it"... which might refer to the constant petting and stroking inflicted by overly attentive owners.
Of course, I'm assuming your cat has to purr in Japanese for the Meowlingual to work properly... or maybe YOU have to understand Japanese to translate the announcements from the Meowlingual. Maybe you need a "Humanlingual" to make sense out of it all - Takara Tomy, are you listening?? (c/o Weird Asia News via BBC)
Japanese Innovations Writer