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Have you ever wondered about the worst foreign ad translation fails? Whether it’s the Ford Pinto translating to “small penis” in Brazilian Portuguese, the California Milk Processor Board asking people if they’re lactating, Nokia calling their cell phone a prostitute or KFC telling people to eat their fingers off, some famous companies have made epic fails in global branding. WatchMojo counts down ten international marketing mistakes that involve translation fails.
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00:26 #10: HSBC Bank: “Do Nothing”
01:10 #9: Nokia: “Prostitute”
01:47 #8: California Milk Processor Board: “Are You Lactating?”
02:33 #7: KFC: “Eat Your Fingers Off!”
03:26 #6: Ford Pinto: “Small Penis”
04:17 #5: Green Giant: “Intimidating Green Ogre”
05:05 #4: Braniff International Airways: “Fly Naked”
05:50 #3, #2 & #1 ????
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