Are You Lactating?  

warmandsexy52 64M
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10/1/2005 11:50 pm

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Are You Lactating?

If communication writes the very script of our lovemaking then language, shaper of discourse is critical. Cross a language barrier, get the context wrong and something gets lost in translation.....

Taking their "Got Milk?" campaign to Mexico, the Dairy Association translated their slogan to Spanish. Unfortunately it came out as "Are you lactating?"

Some of the people who joined cinema queues in Lebanon to watch Titanic, it's claimed by one source, did so because in Arabic slang it translates into, "Let's have sex."

Surely there are cunning linguists out there in Blogland who know of other examples.

RubesTachsMoxie 48F

12/27/2006 11:34 am

I like the Arabic translation the best!

warmandsexy52 replies on 12/28/2006 2:56 am:
Me too!

But it is a salutary warning to anyone staying at a motel with breakfast service down Arizona way to be very careful about asking for more milk for their cornflakes!

warm xx

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
10/4/2005 11:25 am

Thanks angel, so true. warm xx

SweetDarlinAngel 39F
2996 posts
10/4/2005 9:34 am

Unfortunately I have no anecdotes for you but learning the translations for some of the American terminology is quite amusing. I guess a little more thought should go into some of the slogans used here. Some of those are pretty funny.


warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
10/3/2005 12:57 pm

Only if you're Dutch, mizzkitka. I'm a quarter Dutch. I'm glad I didn't have to make my grandmother any promises!

warm xx

warmandsexy52 64M
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10/2/2005 1:47 pm

pantyman, I feel so conservative in my blue cotton briefs! When Johnson Wax introduced their furniture cleaner Pledge they didn't realise that in Dutch pledge means "piss!"

warmandsexy52 64M
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10/2/2005 1:40 pm

mizzkitka, I'm smiling. I never knew what chachi meant and now I'm enlightened. Something else to call the mischievous feller down there. warm xx

warmandsexy52 64M
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10/2/2005 11:54 am

Amen to that, jucediego. Enjoyed your blog. Still sizzling! warm xx

warmandsexy52 64M
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10/2/2005 11:52 am

If you're thinking on this, what {i]are you going to come up with, dear sensual one? I can hardly wait!!!

warm xx

warmandsexy52 64M
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10/2/2005 11:46 am

As for what chevynova means in certain Uzbekhistan dialects, cantwait - I'm still blushing!!!

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
10/2/2005 11:39 am

And as for what Chevy Nova means in certain Uzbekhistan dialects - well I'm still blushing.

pantymansmyp 44M
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10/2/2005 11:02 am

I've heard stories about bad translations of Coke or Coca-Cola in China, IBM somewhere else, and Kentucky Fried Chicken's "finger licking good" slogan being banned in some countries... Sadly, I can't recount any of those stories... But they're funny nonetheless!

rm_jucediego 61F

10/2/2005 7:30 am

God bless Mexico.


10/2/2005 6:12 am


I'll have to think on this one.

rm_cantwait1949 67M

10/2/2005 5:18 am

That s why the Chevy Nova never caught on in latin countries who would get a NO GO

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