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Date: 07/23/07 02:25 AM

74 Responses to Top 13 Worst Slogan Translations

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    July 22, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    Link: Top 13 Worst Slogan Translations - I wouldn`t want to buy those products if I heard the slogans.
  2. Profile photo of fabricant
    fabricant Male 18-29
    503 posts
    July 22, 2007 at 9:08 pm
    Hahaha.

    10) Coors put its slogan, "Turn It Loose," into Spanish, where it was read as "Suffer From Diarrhea."

    Wow.

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    meganopoullu Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2007 at 2:38 am
    turn it loose, i belive it will be something like "afloja" and if so it also has a sexual cognotation like "it puts out"
  4. Profile photo of IceWater
    IceWater Male 13-17
    155 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Just for the hell of it I`m going to go up to one of my spanish friends and say "Turn it loose."
  5. Profile photo of vintagepizza
    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Funny.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    July 23, 2007 at 2:43 am
    The baby food was funny and the chicken....oh my I just got a naughty picture in my mind...

    HAHAHAHA...are you lactating....yea, you want some....

  7. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:48 am
    3) The Dairy Association`s huge success with the campaign "Got Milk?" prompted them to expand advertising to Mexico. It was soon brought to their attention the Spanish translation read "Are You Lactating?"

    "Tu tiene leche?"

    How did they drat that up?

  8. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:51 am
    Coca-Cola = "Bite the Wax Tadpole"
    lawl xD
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:52 am
    8) When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the US, with the smiling baby on the label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies routinely put pictures on the labels of what`s inside, since many people can`t read.

    Haha, eating babies.

  10. Profile photo of Figgy
    Figgy Male 18-29
    314 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:57 am
    "Tu tiene leche?"

    How did they drat that up?
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    Probably the same way you did AtomicMuffin since you had it wrong as well.
    ¿Tienes leche?

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    Haha, eating babies.
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    400 babies!!! Which will run like Kenyanssssssssssss.

  11. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:02 am
    " I saw the potato"

    I`m sorry but this would be an awesome shirt regardless of the mess up.

  12. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:03 am
    Figgy:

    I meant "Tu tienes leche?" but that was a typo. Still, I thought you had to declare the "Tu" at the start of that? Ah well, it`s been awhile and grammar was never a strong point of mine. I still don`t get how they got "Are you lactating?"

  13. Profile photo of MissNye
    MissNye Female 18-29
    10 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:04 am
    "it takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate."

    lol

  14. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:07 am
    Suffer from Diarrhea!

    lol!

  15. Profile photo of absolutmofo
    absolutmofo Female 18-29
    274 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:14 am
    Are You Lactating?

    I would love that on my wall.

  16. Profile photo of kungfu_sage
    kungfu_sage Male 18-29
    102 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:25 am
    they got the coke thing wrong. In china now, the name is kekoukele, not kokoukole
  17. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    July 23, 2007 at 3:35 am
    It`s about time some one bit those wax tadpoles down to size...
  18. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:10 am
    The baby food made me laugh.
  19. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:23 am
    For some reason this is my favorite "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave". Imagine the mess this will produce at your local cemetary.
  20. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:25 am
    Some of them are just urban legends and some of them are not quite accurate.
    See this link: http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/tadpole.a...
  21. Profile photo of iChris
    iChris Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:39 am
    "Nothing Sucks like an Electrolux."
  22. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:47 am
    lolol. "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave"
  23. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
    568 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:59 am
    I remember the Gerber story from marketing class.
  24. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 5:32 am
    are you lactating?

    lol

  25. Profile photo of StopSmiling
    StopSmiling Female 13-17
    331 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 5:38 am
    Wouldn`t mind pepsi.
  26. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 5:49 am
    The baby food made me laugh.
  27. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 6:19 am
    `Not too many people had use for the "Manure Stick."`

    <snicker> No, I suppose they wouldn`t. :-D

  28. Profile photo of sniugnep
    sniugnep Female 13-17
    330 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 6:43 am
    I want a `I saw the potato` t-shirt XD
  29. Profile photo of innergoth
    innergoth Male 13-17
    200 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 7:19 am
    this just proves the spanish language is stupid. all those simple and good slogans ruined when translated into spanish. damn you spain!
  30. Profile photo of BassmintLife
    BassmintLife Male 18-29
    16 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 7:22 am
    wel the NO VA one is at least accurate.....(talking about the sucky ass 80`s models. not the kick ass late 60`s muscle car.)
  31. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 7:26 am
    This is the best ever
  32. Profile photo of Figgy
    Figgy Male 18-29
    314 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 7:38 am
    Well damn you innergoth too.

    And you don`t have to declare the `Tu` since `tienes` is only applicable to second person in singular. Depending on verbs (regular/irregular) and the tense, some of which are the same you have to use the `Yo, tu, el/ella /usted, nosotros, vosotros, ellos/ellas/ustedes`

  33. Profile photo of tricky13
    tricky13 Female 18-29
    145 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 8:05 am
    "it takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate" LOL XD
  34. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 8:06 am
    The electrolux one sounds a bit strange I think. That sentence would have the same tone in Swedish, since the swedish word suger is used in the exact same way as sucks.
  35. Profile photo of treli13
    treli13 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 9:49 am
    lol ill give you happiness in the mouth!
  36. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 9:55 am
    stupid spannish...
  37. Profile photo of Figgy
    Figgy Male 18-29
    314 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 10:15 am
    Monday, July 23, 2007 9:55:56 AM
    stupid spannish...

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    Stupid European who can`t spell.

  38. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 10:21 am
    "Happiness in the Mouth" is rude when you say it a bunch of times fast.
    While looking straight up.
    And spinning in your chair (if its the kind that spins).
  39. Profile photo of DanoElMano
    DanoElMano Male 18-29
    69 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 10:58 am
    All these have been circulating the internet since well pretty much the internet. I`m not sure on all of them but the Nova one for sure is b.s. Maybe the G.M. company did think this, I`m not sure. However the Spanish would not break the word nova into "no va" the same way we we would not break up our words and get other meaning from them which could be done with several english words. Let`s see first one of the top of my head...champion...i.e. champ ion...champ is to chomp and ion are atoms does champion mean chomper of atoms?
  40. Profile photo of __carebear__
    __carebear__ Female 13-17
    688 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 11:58 am
    If you say the Chinese version of coca cola out loud, it does sound like the name.
    "Are you lactating?" That makes me want to drink milk...
  41. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    My god those were hilarious!! XD!!
  42. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    Frank Perdue`s chicken slogan, "It takes a strong man to make a tender chicken," was translated into Spanish as "it takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate."


    HAHA!! Priceless

  43. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    Haha, number eight.
  44. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    i heard about the nova one thing before but i can`t remember how.
  45. Profile photo of Astaria24
    Astaria24 Female 30-39
    61 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm
    I thought that most of these had already been disproven as Urban Legends.
  46. Profile photo of saaytin
    saaytin Male 18-29
    171 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 1:55 pm
    Pepsi bring your ancestors back from the dead. LOL
  47. Profile photo of xCriticalx
    xCriticalx Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    "Suffer From Diarrhea."

    truth be told..

  48. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 2:53 pm
    Made me laugh several times. I gave a big laugh to "It doesn`t go." Wow just imagine.
  49. Profile photo of mintsponge
    mintsponge Male 18-29
    54 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:30 pm
    lol those r sooo funny
  50. Profile photo of Odd_Mindset
    Odd_Mindset Male 13-17
    142 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    The Pepsi one is the best... I always knew that Pepsi was good, but resurrection?
    Jeez.
  51. Profile photo of kungfu_sage
    kungfu_sage Male 18-29
    102 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    actually, I`m friends with a spanish woman and she told me that spanish people do from time to time laugh about the name nova, true they don`t think about it every time they see one, but they do think it`s a funny name for a car
  52. Profile photo of RadRockette
    RadRockette Female 13-17
    655 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    Pepsi`s "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation" translated into "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave" in Chinese.
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    my fave haha
  53. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 3:55 pm
    The baby food one is classic!
  54. Profile photo of gcxj220
    gcxj220 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    What I don`t get is why someone would call their products Nads, when that term is used as testicles even in their homeland!
  55. Profile photo of GZas
    GZas Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    In Poland there was a juice called "Fart" ;) It means "Luck" in Polish ;)
  56. Profile photo of RosieSinger
    RosieSinger Female 18-29
    10 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    How could those companies not notice what the translations said?
    I love the Gerber one... Classic.
  57. Profile photo of Aigidh
    Aigidh Female 18-29
    785 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 6:04 pm
    LMFAO I want a shirt the says "I saw the potato"! I defenitly would have bought one!
  58. Profile photo of bigmoose22
    bigmoose22 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    The Chevy Nova actually sold incredibly well in Spanish speaking countries south of the US, if anyone cares... *sigh*
  59. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    I SAW THE POTATO! XD
  60. Profile photo of idolmonkey
    idolmonkey Female 18-29
    330 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 9:19 pm
    Babies are so cute that you can just eat them! I really like the Gerber one. :D

    Well, there`s these... and then there`s Engrish.

  61. Profile photo of Yaas
    Yaas Male 18-29
    91 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    Some of those must have been fake/and or over-exagerated. Companies don`t just stick items on the market without doing research.
  62. Profile photo of Kosudax3x
    Kosudax3x Male 13-17
    39 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 9:53 pm
    Haha, Mist Stick
  63. Profile photo of ninmatic
    ninmatic Male 13-17
    74 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    suffer from diarrhea! Man that was great
  64. Profile photo of whtevr
    whtevr Female 40-49
    914 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    It`s true--nothing sucks like and Electrolux. They just don`t make them like they used to.
  65. Profile photo of DeSheaaaaa
    DeSheaaaaa Female 18-29
    186 posts
    July 23, 2007 at 11:53 pm
    Colgate (the toothpaste,) when pronounced in Argentinian Spanish, means "hang yourself."
  66. Profile photo of Fojos
    Fojos Male 18-29
    170 posts
    July 24, 2007 at 5:24 am
    Who actually decides if they`re going to buy a product or not because of the slogan...?
  67. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    July 24, 2007 at 7:10 am
    No KFC - `bite your fingers off` in China?
  68. Profile photo of Aqausixio
    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    July 24, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    personally I`d be a little angry if I drank Pepsi and didn`t get back my ancestor`s like it promised.
  69. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    July 24, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    XD
  70. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 2:08 am
    hehe. :)

    they were mistaken, because in fact SEVERAL people were impregnated by that pen.

  71. Profile photo of evilempress1
    evilempress1 Female 13-17
    416 posts
    July 25, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    I saw the potato!!
  72. Profile photo of tp12
    tp12 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 7:05 am
    wow...
    my favs are:
    suffer from diharyea (misspelled i know.)
    and
    pepsi brings back your ancestors from the grave.
    hmm.. better stock up on zombie repelant spray...
  73. Profile photo of artfulartist
    artfulartist Female 18-29
    182 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 3:47 am
    no. 8 made me sad :-(
  74. Profile photo of Bloomper
    Bloomper Male 13-17
    61 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 9:32 am
    hahahaha
    Fly Naked with american airlines

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