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"Martha Stewart Living Impaired"

Top Ten Marketing Goofs of All Time

10. Chevrolet Nova didn't do well in Spanish speaking countries. "Nova" means "No Go"

9. Bacardi concocted a fruity drink with the name "Pavian" to suggest French chic ... but "Pavian" means "baboon" in German.

8. A peanut-packed chocolate bar targeted at Japanese teenagers cramming for exams ran headlong into a belief that eating peanuts and chocolate causes nosebleeds.

7. Parker Pen's translated the slogan for its ink, "Avoid Embarrassment - Use Quink" into Spanish as "Evite Embarazos - Use Quink" which also means "Avoid Pregnancy - Use Quink."

6. When Gerber first started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the USA - the cute baby on the label. Later, when investigating lower than expected sales figures, they found out that it is common practice in Africa to put pictures of the contents on food package labels...

5. Coors slogan, "Turn it Loose," translates into Spanish as "Suffer From Diarrhea."

4. Puffs tissues had a bad name in Germany since "Puff" is a colloquial term for whorehouse.

3. Jolly Green Giant translated into Arabic means "Intimidating Green Ogre."

2. When Coca-Cola first came to China, it was given a similar sounding name ... but the characters used for the name meant "Bite the Wax Tadpole."

1. Chicken magnate Frank Perdue wants us to know that "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken," but the Spanish translation came out as "It takes a sexually stimulated man to make a chicken affectionate."

Points to Ponder

When some people make big pottery items, do they do it to urn a living?

Shouldn't the man in the ice cream truck man be called a sundae driver?

When a clock is hungry, does it go back four seconds?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Venetian blinds were first made by a shady character.






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