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These 19 Companies Failed So Hard At Naming Their Food. LOL…These Are Just Wrong.
Viral Nova ^ | April 29, 2014

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

For global companies, it’s important to plan product names well enough so embarrassing typos can be avoided. Unfortunately, these companies didn’t think their foodstuff names all the way through, so some vital pieces got lost in translation.

Who know that so many languages could get food names confused with the word “rape?”

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TOPICS: Food; Humor; Weird Stuff
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Thanks to a fool in paradise for the link!
1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
"Soup for Sluts" could do quite well on the campus market.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:56:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The shrimp-flavoured crack would sell like hotcakes in my neighbourhood.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:28 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Slings and Arrows
ROTFLMAO!

You need a spew alert on this tread, FRiend - my keyboard is now heavily laden with Pinot Noir!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 05/02/2014 9:01:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Big seller in Gaza.

5 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
You need a spew alert on this tread, FRiend - my keyboard is now heavily laden with Pinot Noir!

New flavor!

6 posted on 05/02/2014 9:05:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m old. I admit it. But I remember Aids diet candy. It was very popular here in the US.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 9:07:52 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Would you drink something called “Pokari Sweat”??


8 posted on 05/02/2014 9:08:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Maybe not.

9 posted on 05/02/2014 9:11:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yikes!


10 posted on 05/02/2014 9:12:22 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I saw what I assumed was a Japanese fashion label on a shirt once that was amusing. Fancy Pimple. I think they just like the way the letters look and possibly the way the words sound, with no clue what they mean.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 9:14:46 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Responsibility2nd
I’m old. I admit it. But I remember Aids diet candy. It was very popular here in the US.

Yes, it came out in the 70s and was very successful until the other AIDS overtook it. The manufacturers had recently sold it to some bigger conglomerate which first tried to repackage the candy under a different name then just stopped making it.

12 posted on 05/02/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I see a business opportunity.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 9:17:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: GeronL

You first.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 9:18:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow, a pull-tab can!


15 posted on 05/02/2014 9:20:27 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Engrish is an old Japanese tradition.
16 posted on 05/02/2014 9:20:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Who know that so many languages could get food names confused with the word “rape?”

The Canadians can as well. Saskatchewan was known for years as the "Land of Rape and Honey", rape being 'rapeseed' aka mustard.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 10:02:25 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: Michael.SF.

rapeseed = canola here.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 10:05:22 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Ping


19 posted on 05/02/2014 10:17:03 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!


20 posted on 05/02/2014 10:25:15 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Michael.SF.

It isn’t mustard, it’s an oil seed. Most vegetable oil is made from it.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 10:51:44 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Slings and Arrows; KC_Lion

You cant trust them evil juice. They run the orange grove industry you know. And the Ilemonaidei.

;)


22 posted on 05/02/2014 10:56:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Jet Jaguar

23 posted on 05/02/2014 11:10:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It is a safe bet juice will not be served at the Allah Snackbar.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 11:19:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Goat cheese will be available.

They might even take it out of the goat.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 11:25:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ayds dieting candy was made with benzocaine. You were supposed to eat it with a hot drink, presumably to melt it in your tummy where the benzocaine would then numb your hunger pangs. It really fell out of favor when the "gay cancer" that caused wasting was renamed "AIDS."

"Rape" is another spelling of broccoli "rabe." Sure looks like broccoli rabe in the picture.

26 posted on 05/02/2014 11:52:59 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Who know that so many languages could get food names confused with the word “rape?”
None. Göteborgs Rapé is a tobacco product. Now with lingoberry flavor.
27 posted on 05/03/2014 1:29:41 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: All
Rapeseed (Brassica napus)has edible leaves, similar to Bok Choy. (I've never tried them as Bok Choy upsets my stomach).
Every time you use Canola Oil, you are using a low glucosinolates and low erucic acid rapeseed oil.
28 posted on 05/03/2014 1:36:59 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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Rapeseed (Brassica napus)has edible leaves, similar to Bok Choy. (I've never tried them as Bok Choy upsets my stomach).

So...Bok Choy defeated you?

29 posted on 05/03/2014 1:41:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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30 posted on 05/03/2014 1:42:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

No thanks - I know where 0bama’s fingers have been.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 1:49:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: informavoracious

32 posted on 05/03/2014 1:58:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Number 15 is for Last Call only, followed by an OMG the next day.


33 posted on 05/03/2014 2:36:20 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Jet Jaguar

Interesting... The English on the can says Jew’s ear but the Kanji says Black Tree ear.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 2:53:15 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Rome2000

BTDT, have you? ;^)


35 posted on 05/03/2014 3:26:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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36 posted on 05/03/2014 4:38:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In all fairness, Ayds (the product), was forced to change its name after the AIDS epidemic began. It was a victim of circumstance.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 4:49:36 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: martin_fierro
Dick should get himself tested right away.He may have measles or something.
38 posted on 05/03/2014 5:02:57 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We saw these ice cream bars for sale in Fiji (which is officially an English speaking country). We have joked many times that these would only have a very niche market in the US.

39 posted on 05/03/2014 6:22:44 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cock Flavoured Soup
40 posted on 05/03/2014 6:45:42 AM PDT by Whitebread
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To: Norm Lenhart
the Ilemonaidei

LOL Good one!

41 posted on 05/03/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bump for later.


42 posted on 05/03/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Child shredded meat? Golden Gaytimes? Pee Cola? What are they..Pee Cola is I guess a cola and Golden Gaytimes looks like Golden Grahams.


43 posted on 05/03/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Whitebread

Tried those a few days ago for a quick lunch.


44 posted on 05/03/2014 5:06:28 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ayds, not Aids. My mom used it for a while in the 70s. (Why, I do not know. She was thin enough...)

I sneaked one, once. Yuck. They did not taste like they looked.

The author of the article is too young to know about them?


45 posted on 05/03/2014 11:43:25 PM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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To: Slings and Arrows
 photo LessThanFreshMilk.jpg

Does this smell funny to you?

46 posted on 05/04/2014 8:15:52 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: LexBaird

I find their candor refreshing.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 1:30:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Squawk 8888

>>> The shrimp-flavoured crack would sell like hotcakes in my neighbourhood.

Like... Ho-cakes?


48 posted on 05/05/2014 11:17:54 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

>>> Ilemonaidei

Clever!


49 posted on 05/05/2014 11:18:40 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Hey, those Juice are wiley characters. They are probably behind lots of beverage related issues ;)


50 posted on 05/05/2014 11:23:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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