Colgate In Spanish Means ‘Go Hang Yourself’

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Colgate In Spanish Means ‘Go Hang Yourself’

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By Luke Ward
2016-06-10T00:03:06+00:00 Categories: Bizarre|

Toothpaste is a rather useful thing, can’t see why they don’t make different flavoured toothpaste though, what’s wrong with having different flavoured breath? Why just mint?

The Colgate Company was formed by William Colgate back in 1806, although its first actual toothpaste wasn’t created until 67 years later! It was sold in jars until 1896. Colgate toothpaste was the first ‘oral care product’ to win a Golden Medal approved by the American Dental Association.

Colgate’s biggest problem was marketing their toothpaste in countries that speak Spanish. The main reason for this is because ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’!

2016-06-10T00:03:06+00:00 Categories: Bizarre|
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    Varz 20th April 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    In most Spanish speaking countries, Colgate means absolutely nothing. The correct translation of “Hang yourself” is Cuélgate. Any person who speaks the language can tell you this “fact” does not apply to the general population of Spanish speakers.

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    teddy 15th April 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    that is not true…hang yourself is not written as colgate…infact it is “cuelgate”

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    ali waseem 30th December 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    its so informative thanx for posting.

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    ali waseem 30th December 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    its so informative thanx for posting.

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    Anonymous 7th January 2010 at 1:05 am - Reply

    OMG I never knew that!
    I need this info for a speech.
    THX for it! 🙂

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