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Sometimes advertisers get it all wrong. Here are some funny examples of advertising campaigns that ended up being entirely inappropriate.

1. Coors put its slogan, "Turn it loose," into Spanish,
where it was read as "Suffer from diarrhea".

2. Clairol introduced the "Mist Stick", a curling iron,
into German only to find out that "mist" is slang for
manure. Not too many people had a use for
the "manure stick".

3. An American T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of "I saw the Pope" (el Papa), the shirts read "I saw the potato" (la papa).

4. Pepsi's "Come alive with the Pepsi Generation"
translated into "Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave", in Chinese.

5. When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the US, with the beautiful Caucasian baby on the label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies routinely put pictures on the label of what's inside, since most people can't read.

6. 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".

7. The Coca-Cola name in China was first read as
"Ke-kou-ke-la", meaning "Bite the wax tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax", depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 characters to find a phonetic equivalent "ko-kou-ko-le", translating into "happiness in the mouth".

8. When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to have read, "it won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you". Instead, the company thought that the word "embarazar" (to impregnate) meant to
embarrass, so the ad read: "It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant". OOPS!

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Posted by dakini1 Jul 17, 2003

I especially like the one about the affectionate chicken! Hehehe

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Posted by arjun Oct 26, 2003

this one is really craazy!! i love it.

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Posted by 7catac7 Oct 27, 2003

I liked the one where it said to suffer from diareha. Lol i was laughing for hours.

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Posted by mikifunny Dec 04, 2003

Cool!!! Nice one, funny all round!!! KEEP ON JOKE'N'

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Posted by ballerina2293 Oct 23, 2005

in that last one, my friend has done that before. hilarious joke!

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Posted by irishflower Feb 18, 2006


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Posted by speedywheels Apr 08, 2006

These are good ones. I never heard these be4!

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Posted by undercover_joker May 06, 2006

I like the pepsi one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you ever watch shrek in spanish (and understand spanish) you will find your self some funny translations!

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Posted by girliepie Jun 05, 2006

H a, Ha! Fantastico!

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Posted by timmycool Jun 06, 2006

hahahahahahaha!!! they are wicked!!!

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Posted by Shastaki Jun 16, 2006

I heard them before. They're still funny though!

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Posted by hubluza Jun 17, 2006

already read them all in one book STOP FORGING

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Posted by Sassy_101 Jul 04, 2006

HILARIOUS!! I never heard them before

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Posted by phoenixoflife Oct 18, 2006

Hahhaha. lmao

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Posted by Stupidenator Jun 02, 2007


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Posted by 90sgirl May 21, 2009


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Posted by juan3629 Oct 06, 2011

Haha funny good one

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