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Old 22 July 2014, 09:10 PM
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Icon81 Colgate mistranslation

Comment: I was browsing the site and noticed that in the mistranslation
subsection of business category you are missing a fairly popular one: that
Colgate had trouble selling in Spanish speaking countries as it translate
roughly to "go hang yourself" Colgar - to hang.

Also discussed here: http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/u...5;t=000458;p=1
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