The history of business is filled with examples of brands expanding into foreign markets, with embarrassing results due to mistakes in translation, failure to understand the culture, etc.
For example, when Ford introduced the Pinto to Brazil, the company failed to realized that “Pinto” was slang for “little penis.”*
What are some examples of foreign companies trying to bring products to the US market, with similarly embarrassing results?
I can only think of one: Australian hair-removal product Nads. Apparently the Australians failed to realize that “nads” is American slang for testicles.
What are some others?