I just thought of something...
In the earlier part of the last century, Rolls Royce came out with a very grand automobile called the Silver Mist. With much enthusiasm, the British released the car in Germany, but nobody bought it. The reason? "Mist" is the German word for manure, and I suppose people would feel silly driving around in a fancy car essentially named 'Silver Animal Dung.'
Yet, years later, the famous British chocolate mint, After Eight, appeared on German store shelves. Now, I have to admit I haven't done any market research on the subject, but I can vouch for the fact that this product flies off the shelves at Christmas time. Funny really, since the German word "after" means anus.
Something about this just doesn't sit right with me.
Until next time,