Top 13 Worst Slogan Translations Ever

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Aug 122017

13. 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.” 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.”

12. Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American campaign: “Nothing Sucks like an Electrolux.”

11. Clairol introduced the “Mist Stick,” a curling iron, into Germany only to find out that “mist” is slang for manure. Not too many people had use for the “Manure Stick.”

10. Coors put its slogan, “Turn It Loose,” into Spanish, where it was read as “Suffer From Diarrhea.”

9. Pepsi’s “Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation” translated into “Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave” in Chinese.

8. When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the US, with the smiling baby on the label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies routinely put pictures on the labels of what’s inside, since many people can’t read.

7. Colgate introduced a toothpaste in France called Cue, the name of a notorious porno magazine.

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.”

5. When American Airlines wanted to advertise its new leather first class seats in the Mexican market, it translated its “Fly In Leather” campaign literally, which meant “Fly Naked” (vuela en cuero) in Spanish.

4. 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).

3. The Dairy Association’s huge success with the campaign “Got Milk?” prompted them to expand advertising to Mexico. It was soon brought to their attention the Spanish translation read “Are You Lactating?”

2. General Motors had a very famous fiasco in trying to market the Nova car in Central and South America. “No va” in Spanish means, “It Doesn’t Go”.

1. The Coca-Cola name in China was first read as “Kekoukela” 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 “kokoukole”, translating into “Happiness in the Mouth.”


The Colgate Challenge

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Nov 232015

Are you ready to take the Colgate Challenge?

How observant are you?

Do not glance at the end until you have looked at the three photos!

There is something weird in each photo.

Pay close attention to each scene. Tricky Colgate Toothpaste has created a very ingenious advertising campaign to promote their dental floss.


Colgate Challenge - COUPLE 1


Colgate Challenge - COUPLE 2


Colgate Challenge - COUPLE 3

Alright… now that you’ve had time to quietly observe the images!

  • In the first photograph, you might have noticed that the woman has six fingers on her left hand.
  • In the second photograph, a phantom arm is floating behind the man.
  • In the third photograph, the man has only one ear.

The campaign attained its purpose. It proved that food debris on your teeth draws more attention than any physical defect does. How well did you do?

So now you know that no matter what physical “defect” you might feel self-conscious about, just stick a chunk of spinach between your front teeth and no one will notice anything else about you!

Even Santa Poops

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Nov 242014

This wrong on every level but it may be the best Christmas commercial ever made.


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With a bottle of Poo~Pourri in your handbag, what you do in the bathroom is nobody’s business but yours! Poo~Pourri’s aromatherapy magic replaces embarrassment with confidence in any bathroom situation. There’ll be no aerosol cover-up for you! You (and everyone around you) can breathe easy with Poo~Pourri.

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Production Company: World War Seven
Executive Producer: Josh Ferrazzano
Producer: Mike Begovich
Directors: Pete Marquis & Jamie T. McCelland (Pete & Jamie)
Concept: Joel Ackerman and Hector Batiz
Writers: Pete Marquis & Jamie T. McCelland (Pete & Jamie)
Copywriter: Joel Ackerman
Director of Photography: Kevin Phillips
Production Designer: Russell Jaeger
Wardrobe Stylst: Karla Cavalli & Harmoni Everett
Hair & Make-up Artist: Colleen Hogan
Editor: Karen Kourtessis (Beast)
Sound Design: Chirs Stangroom (Hobo Audio)
Colorist: Robert Crosby (Neptune Post)
Santa: Mike Faella
Sister #1: Isabella Blake Thomas
Sister #2: Ava Devoe
Sister #3: Haylie Di Fronzo
Lady on Santa’s Lap: Bethany Woodruff


Even Santa Poops


Hidden Meanings Of Famous Logos

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Sep 282014
Hidden Meanings Of Famous Logos

Hidden Meanings Of Famous Logos amazon-logo

Nowadays there are so many companies with instantly recognizable logos, but few people actually know the meaning behind these corporate symbols.

The arrow which looks like a smiling face in Amazon’s logo has another meaning behind it. It is a representation of the wide range of items available for retail by Amazon, from A to Z.

Hidden Meanings Of Famous Logos

Some of the best logos are simple, yet clever.

Take a look at these logos.

The Amazon logo has the yellow swoosh, because they want you to know that they have everything …. from a to z.
Baskin Robbins is famous for having “31” flavors, which is why it’s part of their logo.

The FedEx logo looks pretty simple, but between the “e” and the “x” there is an arrow that subliminally represents speed and precision.

Look closely at the FedEx logo and you’ll see an arrow, suggesting the company is moving forward and looking ahead.
And in the center of the Tostitos logo, is a picture of 2 people enjoying a bowl of chips.

See the kiss between the “K” and the “I”?

The iconic smiling face is actually the letter “g” and it’s on the logo twice.

How about the man riding a bike?

The “v” and the “a” in Sanyo’s logo represent an analog sound wave, and the “i” and “o” stand for binary digits, calling to mind the digital age.

Marketing experts agree that a logo is an important part of your marketing campaign.

There are several reasons why you should have a logo…

Solidify your brand, To be more memorable, And to Instill trust, and appear “bigger” and “well-established.

Adding your logo to your print advertising can help your ad get noticed.

And if you want your advertising to have long-lasting impression…. Add your logo to promotional items.


Baby And Me: Dancing Evian Babies

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Mar 102014
Baby And Me: Dancing Evian Babies

Evian brings the dancing babies back in this video titled Baby And Me. The advertisement shows adults who are shocked to see themselves reflected in the mirror as infants. Then both babies and grown-ups break into a series of complicated dance moves.


Baby And Me

Now those booty-shaking babies are back on the scene in a new video called Baby And Me that already has over 30 million views. The video shows adults looking at their reflection in a store mirror on a city street and they’re surprised when they see a baby version of themselves doing complicated dance movies while a remix of Ini Kamoze’s bumping “Here Comes the Hotstepper” plays. The video is pretty clever although I was waiting for that moment when the babies and adults take over the sidewalk and do a choreographed group dance.



Michelle Obama Announces Ban On Advertising Junk Food In Schools

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Feb 262014
Michelle Obama Announces Ban On Advertising Junk Food In Schools

Michelle Obama Announces Ban On Advertising Junk Food In Schools

She doesn’t have this sort of power.

It’s way past time to take this country back from these Banana Republic assholes!

From Breitbart:

On February 25, Michelle Obama announced new rules banning junk food companies from advertising in schools arguing that the ban brings marketing permissions in line with school health standards that apply to school foods.

Under the new rules, school gymnasium scoreboards would only be allowed to advertise the sort of foods the Obama administration deems “healthy.”

According to the Associated Press, ninety-three percent of marketing in schools is related to sugary beverages, sodas, and other drinks, and according to the USDA, soda companies spend $149 million a year on marketing to kids in schools.

The ban could mean millions of dollars eliminated from school funds.

These new rules are part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative aimed at eliminating purportedly bad foods from schools and promoting healthier lifestyles.

“The idea here is simple – our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food, because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school,” Obama said during her announcement.

The First Lady’s ideas on what kids should be allowed to eat in schools, however, have come under heavy fire all across the nation, and the USDA has been forced to back off on some of its demands, allowing schools to make some of their own decisions.

Obama’s school lunch standards, for instance, are being rejected by schools all around the nation.

A recent Rasmussen poll found that only 18 percent of respondents felt that regulating school food was a proper role for the federal government.