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Unfortunate foreign food names or brands

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Unfortunate foreign food names or brands

grocerytrekker | Dec 29, 2006 10:19 PM

I remember trying Calpis drink from a Japanese vending machine, and saying to myself, "this will never translate well in America". You can also get "Hot Calpis".

Do you know any non-English food names that sound awful in English, or vice versa?

I was a linguist once. Very interested in this subject in this global age.

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