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    10 Unfortunate Product Names Lost In Translation

    These product names have pretty unfortunate translations. Starting your day off with a morning "latte" takes on new meaning in Germany.

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    1. Nokia Lumia

    Via nbcnews.com

    While not widely used, "lumia" is the Spanish equivalent of prostitute in some dialects. Oops!

    2. Fresca

    Via theatlanticwire.com

    The official translation of "fresca" in Spanish is fresh (makes sense), but in Mexico the term is also slang for lesbian. Luckily for Coca-Cola, sales weren't greatly affected.

    3. Siri

    Via gizmodo.com

    Now you can feel even more ridiculous when talking to your phone.

    4. Pizza Hut P'Zone

    Via blogaholics.ca

    Pizza Hut claims that they were aware of this association, and also created an add involving the phrase "whoa, those things are huge!"

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    5. Hulu

    Via techcrunch.com

    The word also means "butt" in Indonesian and Malay.

    6. Gerber Baby Food

    Via 11points.com

    Gerber also ran into trouble when trying to market their product in Africa. Due to low literacy rates, many African products feature pictures of what's inside the package (see baby logo above).

    7. Bing

    Via brandinfection.com

    No wonder everyone avoids using Bing like the plague.

    8. Starbuck's Latte

    Via i18nguy.com

    Nothing like a latte in the morning to start your day off right!

    9. SEGA

    Via theatlanticwire.com

    At least both appeal to the target demographic. Sega changed the pronunciation of it's brand to "See-ga" in Italian speaking regions in order to avoid further confusion.

    10. Tonic Water

    Via a-zworld.ca

    Schweppes ran an ad campaign in Italy encouraging people to try their "toilet water." At least they were being honest.

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