Fast Facts: Slogans That Have Been Lost in Translation

A British men's retailer was caught unknowlingly selling t-shirts that called for ethnic cleansing in Russia. Here are some other slogans that have been poorly translated:

— Last month, British supermarket giant Asda withdrew a T-shirt from sale after protests that it encouraged rape. The £4 shirt depicted two women raising their glasses and bore the slogan: “If at first you don’t succeed, buy her another beer.”

— Brewer Coors was forced to pull its advertisement and change its slogan when the company discovered that “Turn it Loose” translated into Spanish as “Suffer from Diarrhea”.

— Coca-Cola was not exempt from humiliation when its slogan “Coke Adds Life” was reportedly translated into Thai as “Coke Brings Your Ancestors Back from the Dead."