Tag Archives: lost in translation

Starbuck’s newest non-assertive seasonal coffee

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Have some holly jolly Engrish!

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from the Truth in Translation bureau

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The Children’s Place this ain’t …

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from the Extremely Lost in Translation department: Baffling sign alert

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When cuisine is lost in translation (or “I’d rather have it with crabs, thanks”)

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Tasty snacking from the Lost in Translation department

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from the Lost in Translation Department — an excessively evocative brand name.

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O de sophomoric thought that comes to mind …

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A product for non-narcissists from the Close but No Cigar department

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When foreign brand names just don’t translate that well …

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When brand names don’t quite work

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A valiant effort from the Close but No Cigar department, Far East division

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What I won’t be having for dinner.

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from the Lost in Translation department: It will probably give you heartburn …

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The Abbey Road special?

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Somewhat confusing menus from the Lost in Translation department

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from the Quite Interesting Translation Department

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from the Somewhat Lost in Translation Department

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Great moments in hospitality

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Menu onomatopoeia moments (or, “We’ve got a beef about this translation …”)

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Excessively infectious menu items

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from the Problematic Packaging department

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Innovative management techniques from the Lost in Translation Team

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Great moments in very intriguing bootleg DVD summaries

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