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Re: HUMOUR: interesting tidbits from the marketing world

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Friday, September 29, 2000, 22:23
On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, H. S. Teoh wrote:

>On Fri, Sep 29, 2000 at 12:22:44PM -0800, Jesse Bangs wrote: >[snip] >> Hear, hear! Many stories of cultural confusion like this are skewed at >> best, and just plain wrong at worst. For example, the "Nova" story >> sounds good on paper, but most Spanish speakers I've talked to didn't >> immediately recognize the connection between "nova" and "no va," and if >> they did it wouldn't be a big deterrent to buying a car. The connection >> would seem more like a joke than a serious concern. > >Maybe that's why the post was marked "HUMOUR" :-P
Actually... I first heard the Nova one in one of my Commercial Spanish courses. I think it (and some other similar things) were in the text book. Padraic.
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