Every now & then a brand comes along & comes up with a brilliant brand name that gives us a little giggle!
One example is when Mitsubishi decided to name its new SUV the “Pajero,” which translates in Spanish to “wanker.”
Here are 11 more tragic, and completely hilarious examples of product names that really do exist!
1. Pee Cola
This extremely popular soda, which is bottled in Ghana, means “very good Cola,” but we know it as Pee Cola.. yum!
Brand giant Nokia’s new smartphone actually translates in Spanish slang to prostitute, wonder how many they sell over there..
By far this is my favourite! In Iran, where this detergent is manufactured, that word means “snow.” Outside of Iran it’s just Barf, which Ironically has ‘Extra cleaning powers’..
4. “It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” When you translate Purdue Chicken’s classic slogan to Spanish, it means something slightly different; It takes a, well, hard man to make a chicken affectionate.
5. Fart Bar.
In Polish, where this candy bar is made, the name translates to “lucky bar.” But really it’s just a Fart bar!
6. Aass Fatol
The Norwegians may think they’re just drinking “draught beer,” but the label will almost definitely make the English giggle.
7. Siri. In the Georgian language, the iPhone’s personal assistant software is a rude word for cock. And no, we’re not talking about a rooster.
8. Shito. In Ghana, whoever decided to market these popular hot black peppers using their local name was not, presumably, giving those who consume them a warning.
9. Only Puke(et). On these Chinese-made honey bean chips, the “et” after “Puke” is unfortunately obscured by the packaging design.
10. Chleb Semen. OK, admittedly, perhaps only 14-year-old boys should think this type of Polish bread—which means, literally, “bread with seeds”—is funny.
11. Megapussi. In Finland, these are “extra-large bags” potato chips, but in English these are so much more than that!
Well there you have it! Some brilliantly unfortunate brand names that let’s face it- make us chuckle if only a little!