Spanglish Gone Wrong

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

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    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?
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    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?
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