Top 15 Most Offensive Brand Names

15. Ford Pinto

When Ford began selling the Pinto in 1971, they completely overlooked several important factors. One of those factors was that when the word pinto is translated to Portuguese, it becomes a slang term for male genitals. However, this freewheeling translation could be covered up with their marketing tagline “the little carefree car”. Aside from the Portuguese translation, Ford executives were also covering up a major defect with the Pinto’s fuel tanks, which resulted in vehicle fires during rear end collisions. The Pinto is now synonymous with unethical business practices in addition to its unfortunate translation.
15. Ford Pinto