13 Slogans That Got Hilarious When They Were Lost In Translation


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Corporations do a ton of research before entering new markets. This leads chains like McDonald’s and Starbucks to completely revamp their menus for consumers across Europe and Asia.

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Even so, sometimes things slip through the cracks – like making sure the company’s current slogan translates well abroad.

We came across a fantastic list in Brand Failures: The Truth About the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time, and decided to do some further research. Here’s our list of 13 now-rectified slogans that got completely lost in translation.

Source: The Telegraph

Source: Bizcovering

Source: Brandfailures

Source: Jerilyn

Source: Anvari

Source: Deseret News

Source: TIME

Parker Pens wanted Spanish-speaking consumers to know its product wouldn't cause embarrassing pocket ink stains, but instead it reassured them that the pens would not get them pregnant

Source: Industry Week

Those translations were bad, but these mascots take marketing gaffes another new level

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