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KNOW HOW EXPERIMENTING WITH WORDS BECAME AN EPIC FAIL FOR COCACOLA

By Siddharth Singh . 17th October 2018 10:00am
KNOW HOW EXPERIMENTING WITH WORDS BECAME AN EPIC FAIL FOR COCACOLA

When you're writing in a language you don't know properly, it's always best to get it double, triple checked before putting it out for the world to see. Otherwise, you might end up saying weird stuff that makes no sense. 

Coca-Cola made a language boo-boo and is now in a tight spot. They tried to put out a fancy message in Maori, on one of their vending machines saying 'Kia ora'. 

'Kia ora' is commonly translated as 'hello' in Maori, while 'mate' means 'buddy' in English. However, the word 'mate' means 'death' in te reo Māori! 
This didn't went well with the Twitterattis and they took to their handles to express their feelings on the same, have a look; 

The message in English and Maori now reads 'Hello, Death' - certainly not the message customers would want to read while reaching for a drink! 

What makes the message ironic is that New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates and people are wondering if the 'Hello Death' on the coke machine was a subtle warning.

This meme perfectly nails the expression of people who might have reached out for a bottle!