Not only do we make verbal typos, some companies print them too.
The written material that comes with the Q Tip rectal thermometer states 'every rectal thermometer made by Q-Tip is PERSONALLY tested'.
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11am daily. - In a hotel in Athens
When Coca-Cola first shipped to China, they named the product something that when pronounced sounded like "Coca-Cola." The only problem was that the characters used meant "Bite the wax tadpole." They later changed to a set of characters that mean "Happiness in the mouth."
When Gerber first started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as here in the USA - with the cute baby on the label. Later they found out that in Africa, companies routinely put pictures on the label of what's inside since most people can't read.
When Pepsi started marketing its products in China a few years back, they translated their slogan,"Pepsi Brings You Back to Life" pretty literally. The slogan in Chinese really meant, "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back from the Grave."
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid. - In a hotel in Japan
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