Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Equal Time

Translation errors always crack me up, for some reason, but it's funny in any direction. Here's an article about ten advertising blunders when going from English to another language: 10 Product and Campaign Blunders To Learn From.

My favorite? This:
When Ford tried selling its car “Pinto” in Brazil it was a huge failure. The reason - the word “Pinto” is a slang for small penis in Brazil.

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