When it doesn't translate

There is a email forward that makes its rounds every now again and it is the classic one which lists all the funny advertising slogans that when translated have a totally different meaning.

In Taiwan, the translation of the Pepsi slogan “Come alive with the Pepsi Generation” came out as “Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.”


I can see it now:”Hey Bubba, grab the fridge pack! Were going to the cemetary to go get great-grammy”

So, I present to you… these marketing geniuses and their/they're nuts. I mean, once you see this packaging, it's hard to forget it:

Deez Nutz
In case you can't make out the 5-in-1 tasty nuts: cracker nuts, crunchy beans, peanuts, cornick and tasty green peas.

You know what? They are pretty yummy:)

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon