computerguyUT: Well, that's just Piss poor marketing...
182: if you are the one who named that shoe, urine trouble.
Englebert Slaptyback: Target says it came up with the name for the shoes based on the Russian translation for the word, which means "peace" or "peaceful," according to ourbabyname.com.*facepalm*
tmyk: wat?[i.imgur.com image 320x248]
uttertosh: tmyk: wat?[i.imgur.com image 320x248]you've no idea how*, in this age of 'browser-history-based target marketing', I'm not the only one who saw that. No, really.
Dr Dreidel: Englebert Slaptyback: Target says it came up with the name for the shoes based on the Russian translation for the word, which means "peace" or "peaceful," according to ourbabyname.com.*facepalm*Newsflash: words mean different things in different languages. I'm sure that we can find all manner of examples where a perfectly innocuous word or expression in English means something horribly offensive in another language.// except in France, where everyone speaks the lingua franca
Silverstaff: To be fair, I had 3 semesters of Spanish in college, and 2 years of it in High School, and I don't remember them teaching that word anywhere along the way.It's a little above 101 level Spanish. That's more of colors, numbers, shapes, "where is the bathroom" type tourist questions, and talking about your family and describing people.The word for "urine" is not a first-semester/first-year thing. If you needed it you'd look it up in a dictionary, but they wouldn't go out of their way to present that as vocabulary.
garkola: Well, they are sandals, so maybe the name was a way of saying "be careful not to pee on your feet?"
Englebert Slaptyback: The point was that Target was relying on a frickin' baby name site for translation information.
CrashRhinoceros: Who gives a fark what spanish-speakers think? And who gives a fark about people who care what spanish-speakers think?
ADHD Librarian: Decision made by some[www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au image 308x285]
Sybarite: In before the Chevy Nova myth.
Odd Bird: Sybarite: In before the Chevy Nova myth.Myth?[i7.photobucket.com image 400x247]First time I hitchhiked a couple of stoners picked me up in a Nova, then got me stoned./not much of story.
mbillips: and Novas sold like farking hot tamales in Mexico. Most of their cop cars were Novas.
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