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Sometimes it's pretty easy to track down the origin of how a meme gets popular. If you've ever seen gifs with the caption "Do Not Want" -- you might not have realized where that phrase came from (or just assumed it was just the typical bad grammar of the internetz), but it actually comes from a bootleg version of Star Wars Episode III with comically bad "Engrish" subtitles -- specifically the scene where Anakin Skywalker is first revived as Darth Vader and screams "Nooooo" which was hilariously translated from English to Chinese and back to English as "Do Not Want." That aside, some products have become unusually popular in unexpected demographic groups without clear explanations. Here are just a few things that have crossed cultures. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: casio f-91w, fad, fashion, gadgets, isis, kaffiyeh, popularity, terrorists, toyota war
Companies: casio, toyota


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    JustSomeGuy, 29 Oct 2015 @ 11:00pm

    The thing I love the most is that 90% of the clowns wearing Che Guevera T-shirts haven't got the faintest idea who he was :-)

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    JustSomeGuy, 29 Oct 2015 @ 11:01pm

    Re:

    Or how to spell his name, apparently, silly me :-)

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    salesman of the month, 2 Nov 2015 @ 2:44am

    Re: No mystery on ISIS Toyotas

    "Toyota doesn't know ..." WTF!!!!
    EVERYBODY knows where the terrorist get their customized "military edition" Toyotas and Amaroks.
    This is better than Hollywood´s product placement, of course the USA gets a huge discount for this kind of requests. Can´t you infer toyota and VW even offered to embroid the ISIS flag on the headrests?

    @ Michael Ho, What kind of journalist are you? shame on you.

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Nov 2015 @ 2:51am

    Re: Re: No mystery on ISIS Toyotas

    this are texas made tacomas (with custom machine gun mounts) not available anywhere else.

    they can locally get only hilux.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Nov 2015 @ 2:56am

    Re: Re: Re: No mystery on ISIS Toyotas

    ISIS buys the tacomas in the USA to sponsor 1000s jobs.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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