U.N. Mistranslation
  • 22 December 2011
A tale of an embarrassing mistranslation at the United Nations.
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U.N. Mistranslation
Osco Renaming
  • 13 May 2011
Were Osco drug stores changed back to the Sav-On name because 'asco' means 'disgust' in...
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Osco Renaming
Pepsi Brings Back Ancestors
  • 13 May 2011
Was 'Come Alive With Pepsi' mistranslated in China as 'Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back from...
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Pepsi Brings Back Ancestors
Disgruntled Former Lexicographer
  • 11 January 2010
Disgruntled Random House employee sneaks unusual definition of 'mutton' into the publisher's 1999 dictionary.
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Disgruntled Former Lexicographer
Ma Sacrée Toux!
  • 14 December 2008
Did a misinterpretation of Napoleon's complaint about his cough result in the unintended slaying of...
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Ma Sacrée Toux!
Moomba
  • 14 December 2008
Did the name of Australia's annual Moomba festival come from a derogatory Aboriginal term?
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Moomba
Computer Mistranslation
  • 14 December 2008
Did early attempts at computer translation of human languages produce humorous results?
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Computer Mistranslation
Casablanca and White House
  • 14 December 2008
During the Germans pass up a chance to kill FDR because they mistranslated the name...
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Casablanca and White House