Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Show Me The Chinglish!
For those of you who enjoyed the earlier Chinglish article, here are a few factoids dug up from the international marketing archive:

The Chinese translation of the famous KFC slogan, "Finger- lickin' good," was interpreted as "Eat your fingers off."

Coca Cola's first version of its Chinese name was different from the one it presently uses. Unfortunately, the company found that people interpreted its first choice as "Bite the wax tadpole" or "Female horse stuffed with wax", depending on the dialect.

Pepsi didn't fare much better with the translation of its "Come alive with the Pepsi Generation" slogan. In Taiwan, it became "Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead."
Chinglish works both ways.

BTW, for those of you right now sitting at your desk, bored and surfing the internet aimlessly for something to occupy your time, click on this:http://www.thesurrealist.co.uk/slogan/slogan.cgi?word=The+Funny+Site+of+the+Day
It's hours of fun for the whole family!
posted by Rachel @ 11:22 AM  
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