Is this one of those "lost in translation" things?

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    Apr 18, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
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    I love funny stuff like this. What's the story to this? Anyone know?

    When I was in business college, we did case studies of cross cultural faux pas in marketing. One of the most amusing I remember was a big ad taken out in the newspaper by a Japanese tire manufacturer called Sumitomo.

    They were launching a new tire line called "High Toughness" that could go so many tens of thousands of miles.

    The ad ran with a picture of the tire and in big bold type just the letters

    SHT

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    (Sumitomo High Toughness)
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    Apr 18, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    happens all the time

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    Apr 18, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    That reminds me of when Chevy tried to market and sell the new Nova in spanish-speaking countries. It didn't sell because No va, means "it won't go". I guess market faux pas' work in reverse too!
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    Apr 18, 2008 9:22 PM GMT
    Very true. That's a classic.
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    Apr 19, 2008 2:01 AM GMT

    Neva been here, but would love to go, chaps.

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    Apr 19, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    I've had a can of "HOMOS TAHINI" displayed above my stove for years.
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    Apr 19, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    LOL, Guilty your sense of humor just kills me!!! That's awesome. Where is that from?
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    Apr 19, 2008 2:41 AM GMT

    Good ole photobucket. I knew fag meant cigarette on the BBC so I searched Fag/cigarette and that image popped up. Reminds me of when I worked as a cashier and some English guy sipping on a soda asked me where he could find a good fag. I started to tell him "you just did." But, I opted to get him some cigs out of the case instead. LOL, he forgot his soda, I drank it, all of it.icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 19, 2008 3:20 AM GMT
    Try www.engrish.com. Lots of great stuff there! Mostly from Japan.
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    Apr 19, 2008 6:11 AM GMT

    Fuck! How do I say "damn, youre fine!" in Engrish... CMHlthr...welcome to the forum, handsome.
  • cacti

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    Apr 19, 2008 7:04 AM GMT
    Yes, Engrish was the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this topic...

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    They change everything...

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    Apr 19, 2008 9:46 AM GMT
    Here's one from a thermos made in China that we have in the kitchen:

    Have a good journey,
    Have a good time,
    Have a liking, for
    Have a lot on the ball,
    Have a march on

    Hao ren yisheng ping an


    No matter how many times I reread it it doesn't make any sense... at all. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 19, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
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    Hmm, yummy.
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    Apr 19, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
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    How many here qualify as one or the other, or both?
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    Apr 19, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
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    Everyone has probably seen this. The sign underneath makes it even funnier. In German, it says, "Please, not so fast."
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    Apr 19, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
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    The "hung long" part sounds good...
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    Apr 19, 2008 4:33 PM GMT

    mmmm, that could change my life too!

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    Apr 19, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    LOL! I need to hang this Engrish sign on my front door.

    Engrish signs

    Remember this when playing with my gear.icon_twisted.gif

    Engrish signs

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    Apr 19, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
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    The manager can't imagine why business is so slow.
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    Apr 19, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    I think i would like one of these in my closet since im in there myself icon_razz.gif

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    Apr 19, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    gay

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.