LIFESTYLE

Spanglish Gone Wrong
When Spanish and English collide, the results can be hilarious. A few examples, mostly from Buenos Aires.

Spanglish Barfyburger 3

Barfy Burgers

A brand name gone surreally wrong.

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Spanglish baths for customers

Bath only for clients

Just a bath? No sauna or massage?

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Spanglish Livingroom

Juegos de Living

The appropriation and shortening of the phrase 'living room' creates a phrase for a furniture set sale … or the title for an angsty modern novel.

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Spanglish Meat Turnoners

I Can Turn On Your Meat

Empanadas could have aphrodisiac qualities, who knew?

Spanglish Wimpy Helados

Wimpy Ice cream

Maybe it couldn't stand up to the summer heat?

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Spanglish Trout

Patagonic Trout and Gears

The fish sound like an Olympic God. But those ‘gears’ might turn out to be a little crunchy.

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Spanglish Sweet Mouthfuls

Sweet Mouthfuls

Sometimes a mistranslation is just delightful.

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Spanglish Speed

Speed Unlimited

Brand names can sometimes be scarily spot-on. But we guarantee this energy drink doesn't contain any amphetamines.

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Spanglish Sale Yourself

Sale Yourself

You can 50% off yourself!

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Spanglish Reform

Fix and Reforms

We dunno—from its long rap sheet we’d guess that bag is incorrigible.

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Spanglish Medical Hair

Medical Hair

It isn't romantic, but in a strange way, it's probably pretty apt: The name belongs to a company that offers medical solutions to hair loss. 

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Spanglish Maybe

Maybe

This clothing shop goes for the soft sell.

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Spanglish Look

Your Look

Ads often mix English into their copy to appear more hip. In this case, the eyewear company's  imagen was at stake.

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Spanglish Dry Masses

Dry Masses

This is why literal translations are a bad idea. 'Masa seca' would be much more appealing as pastry.

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Spanglish Weepy Cream

Weepy cream

Maybe it cried from all the whipping?

Spanglish Gone Wrong

When Spanish and English collide, the results can be hilarious. A few examples, mostly from Buenos Aires.