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A surprisingly number of misconceptions can arise when trying to translate a concept from one language to another. The Pepsi Cola company found this out when mounting an ad campaign in Taiwan. The slogan was supposed to read “Come Alive with the Pepsi Generation.” Unfortunately, translated into Chinese it read, “Pepsi Will Bring Your Ancestors Back From the Dead.”

Needless to say the advertisements were summarily canceled – even Pepsi couldn’t quite live up to that claim.