facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

McDonald's fixes Hmong billboards

Sept. 13, 2012 at 1:24 PM   |   Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Hmong-American experts in Minnesota said a pair of McDonald's billboards that initially bore only gibberish have been corrected.

Lee Pao Xiong, director of the Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University, said the St. Paul billboards, which were originally erected in late August, originally read as gibberish in Hmong due to spaces being left out, but they have now been corrected to read messages that translate as "Will help wake you up" and "Will give you strength on the go," the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported Thursday.

"The translation is correct and reflects the intent of the message," Lee Pao Xiong said.

The billboards, McDonald's first foray into advertising in the Hmong language in the United States, are scheduled to be up for about four weeks.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Miss Colombia hopeful disqualified for showing underboob
2
See the 4-inch dog that may be England's smallest
3
Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help
4
Watch outraged parent rip Calif. school district for 'forcing' special needs students to recycle
5
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback