Bernie Sanders Gives Bank of America Speeches?
  • 11 March 2016
A misleading web rumor claimed Bernie Sanders gave the same sort of highly-compensated speeches to...
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Was the Comic Strip ‘Peanuts’ Renamed ‘Radishes’ in Denmark? Rumor: The 'Peanuts' comic strip was renamed 'Radishes' in some international newspapers because locals were...
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‘Grapes of Wrath’ Japanese Mistranslation Rumor: The title of John Steinbeck's novel 'The Grapes of Wrath' was mistranslated into Japanese...
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Was the Name ‘Donkey Kong’ the Result of a Mistranslation?
  • 13 May 2011
There are barrels of explanations for the unusual name of the game that launched the...
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Glass Slippers Mistranslations Were Cinderella's slippers made of fur, not glass?
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U.N. Mistranslation A tale of an embarrassing mistranslation at the United Nations.
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Starion / Stallion Confusion Was the Mitsubish Starion supposed to have been the 'Stallion'?
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Osco Renaming Were Osco drug stores changed back to the Sav-On name because 'asco' means 'disgust' in...
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Pepsi Brings Back Ancestors Was 'Come Alive With Pepsi' mistranslated in China as 'Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back from...
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Disgruntled Former Lexicographer Disgruntled Random House employee sneaks unusual definition of 'mutton' into the publisher's 1999 dictionary.
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Ma Sacrée Toux! Did a misinterpretation of Napoleon's complaint about his cough result in the unintended slaying of...
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Moomba Did the name of Australia's annual Moomba festival come from a derogatory Aboriginal term?
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