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A Techwhirler said "...Prime (if not exactly technical) examples are the
infamous Chevy Nova ("doesn't go" in Spanish)and Coca Cola ("bite the wax
tadpole" in Chinese) translations.
These two have a high probability of being urban legends, not real truths.
Being a professional wordsmith and very interested in "word candy" of all
types, I often use (and recommend highly) the Urban Legends Reference Pages
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