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    Oh the shame of it...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I completely forgot about this until last night... In my pre-snob days, my younger sister did a bit of modelling/extra work, and scored an extras role in a commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMVSxAQe6tA

    Its a NESCAFE ad. :-[ Oh the shame she has brought on the family! ;D ;D ;D

    PS. Shes NOT the semi-naked mermaid!

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    I hope you welcome her back into the family....(eventually) *;D ;) ;D

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    nice add....the euro adds are so much better than ours...enough to tempt you to instant, which of course is the general aim!

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    You do know that nescafe is french for "not coffee"

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    "nest pas du café"
    "nest pas café"
    "nest café"

    still not quite "nescafé" though. At least not the way we understand it :D

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by bne link=1182825637/0#3 date=1182911799
    You do know that nescafe is french for "not coffee"
    Another one of those things the marketers missed maybe?

    Probably not though as its just short for Nestlé café.
    Funny though as Nestlé is Swiss and they speak French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1182825637/0#5 date=1183040101
    Quote Originally Posted by bne link=1182825637/0#3 date=1182911799
    You do know that nescafe is french for "not coffee"
    Another one of those things the marketers missed maybe?
    I love hearing of stories where the Marketers completely miss the point with a product name - eg: how the Chevy "Nova" translates into "doesnt go" in Spanish.

    Yep, thats why theyre paid the big bucks * ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Quaffer link=1182825637/0#6 date=1183063527
    I love hearing of stories where the Marketers completely miss the point with a product name - eg: how the Chevy "Nova" translates into "doesnt go" in Spanish.

    Yep, thats why theyre paid the big bucks * ;)
    Ive heard that Pajero translates as wanker in Spanish, although it could be another one of those pesky-but-funny urban myths.

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    not a myth - just Google it - its from Pajerillo or somthing like that

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    Ben Elton wrote a very good sendup of this kind of thing in Gridlock.
    Ive not been able to find the complete passage on Google, but it went something like:

    Global Motors were launching a new model. They wanted a European style name so they asked the marketing firm to get European countries to name it.

    Country A wanted the "Capri", but country B wanted something else, country C wanted a different thing again and so a compromise was reached with "Crappee".(Note - I recall the detail of exactly how they arrived at this name was very well explained by Mr. Elton. Ill try and look it up over the weekend.)

    The Germans would have preferred "Krappee" but eventually agreed. No-one was concerned about the English conotations of naming the model after sh1t.

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    Nestle is Swiss??? why is their chocolate so awful???

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    Re: Oh the shame of it...

    http://www.nestle.com/Common/Header/NestleAddresses.htm



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