Mr. Clean, with his bald head, distinguished white eyebrows, and lone earring, gets our floors spotless in America. But did you know he’s called Meister Proper in Germany?
He also goes by Don Limpio in Spain, Mastro Lindo (totally a Star Wars character name if we’ve ever heard one), and M. Net in French Canada, for some reason.
It’s not uncommon to see companies use different names outside the US, and some of these differences just make us chuckle, while others simply leave us scratching our chins and looking skyward.
For instance, do you want a burger your way in Australia? Then flame-grill that baby at Hungry Jack’s, the wholly owned subsidiary master franchisee of Burger King down under.
Staying on fast food, we all know what KFC stands for in the US, but up north, it becomes PFK: Poulet Frit Kentucky.
Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it?
Cool Ranch Doritos have been a big seller since they were introduced in 1986, but that classic Ranch flavor hasn’t exactly caught on across the globe. That’s why in much of Europe they’re called Cool American flavor.
Axe body spray – launched in France in 1983 by Unilever – has been worn by many a clubgoing young man. But in the UK and China, guys are hoping to lure the ladies with Lynx.
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