MOBILE phone giant Nokia has made a Spanish faux pas.
For its latest handset – Lumia – actually means ‘prostitute’ in Spanish.
The little-known term – literally translated as hooker or call girl – has quickly made a comeback as Nokia has been the subject of extensive mocking on the internet.
One user even posted on Twitter: “If Lumia is prostitute in Spanish does that make all Nokia 710 and 800 owners pimps?”
In 1983, the beer company Coors used a catchphrase which was translated into Spanish as ‘Suffer from diarrhoea.’