a) In Italy, a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water translated the name into Schweppes Toilet Water.
b) In Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan ‘finger-lickin’ good’ came out as ‘eat your fingers off.’
c) An American T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted the Pope’s visit. Instead of the desired ‘I Saw the Pope’ in Spanish, the shirts proclaimed ‘I Saw the Potato.’
d) Ford had a problem naming a car in Brazil when the Pinto flopped. The company found out that Pinto was Brazilian slang for ‘tiny male genitals’. Ford pried all the nameplates off and substituted Corcel, which means horse.
e) When Parker Pen marketed a ballpoint pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to say, ‘It won’t leak in your pocket and embarrass you.’ However, the company mistakenly thought the Spanish word ’embarazar’ meant embarrass. Instead the ads said, ‘It wont leak in your pocket and make you pregnant.’
f) The name Coca-Cola in China was first rendered as Ke-kou-ke-la. Unfortunately, the Coke company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means, ‘bite the wax tadpole’ or ‘female horse stuffed with wax’ depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 Chinese characters and found a close phonetic
equivalent, ‘ko-kou-ko-le,’ which can be loosely translated as ‘happiness in the mouth.’
g) In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan ‘Come alive with the Pepsi Generation’ came out as ‘Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.’
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a great weekend people,
I don’t have a solution, but I certainly admire the problem. – Ashleigh Brilliant
Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. – Jerome K. Jerome
Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been
erected to a critic. – Jean Sibelius
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver. – William James
If you dig a hole for someone else, you’ll fall into it. – Hungarian proverb
Miss Barker, their teacher, stopped to gently reprove the child.
Smiling sweetly, the Sunday School teacher said, ‘Tony, when I was a
child, I was told if that I made ugly faces, it would freeze and I would stay like that.’
Tony looked up, smiled and replied, ‘Well, Miss Barker, you can’t say
you weren’t warned.’😐
ANSWER: Independence Day!
Randy Quaid, Vivica Fox, Jeff Goldblum and others.
2: “You remember that day. Was I there? Where was I?”
1: “You were in the window. You waved to me, ‘Bye-bye ___________, bye-bye.”
with only one steed shared among the whole band.
Though always surefooted, no matter the weather,
their mount would go lame if they didn’t ride together.
When one of the brothers was thrown and misplaced,
he was left where he lay and was quickly replaced.
When the ride became old and the brothers not needed,
to a game for all ages they simply retreated.
When many a player would fling them about,
and ringing a post was the victory shout.
each new word must be a real word.