17 Popular Brand Logos If They Looked The Way Your Parents Pronounce Them
If your parents primarily speak Spanish, you know they probably have a bit of trouble pronouncing some American brand names. It doesn’t really matter though, because their unique pronunciation becomes the standard when referring to those brands.
Obviously, “con fleis” is the classic – and it applies to EVERY brand of cereal.
Credit: Kellog’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Who doesn’t enjoy a bowl of Con Fleis in the morning before work or school? Everyone has a memory of abuela bringing out this delicious treat and heaping spoons of sugar on it to make it the most amazing snack you ever had as a child.
When you need coffee in a pinch, you may go to this place:
Credit: Starbucks / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Estarbucks is probably the only chain-fast food place our parents let us enjoy on the reg. You never hear, “Hay comida a la casa” when you ask about going to the coffee joint. Instead, mami gets really excited because she can’t wait to get her hands on some of this deliciousness.
And this is the spot where you get an hamburguesa or two.
Credit: Mc Donald’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
MackDonals is a Latino kid’s dream come true. Many Sundays were spent driving home from church and staring longingly at the most popular fast food chain to ever exist. Rarely did you stop because “eso no es comida” wor whatever. But for those few times you did, it was ultimate bliss.
Sometimes you go here for deals:
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Gualmar is your abuela’s favorite place (just behind Target). She loves nothing more than walking down every aisle filling up the cart until it took the both of your to push it. Oh, thos fond memories.
And this is one of the sodas you drink.
Credit: Pepsi / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Water is fine and all but there was nothing like an ice cold Pecsi on a hot summer day. These blue cans were all your little heart desired when mami would call you in from an afternoon of playing outside.
When you can’t put down your phone, your parents assume you’re on this:
Credit: YouTube / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
When the video sharing platform first came out, we honestly didn’t know what to do about it. Now, it is way too common to walk in on your father watching his conspiracy theory videos on YuTu. It’s like he doesn’t understand that the videos are not fact checked or help to any kind of ethical clause. They just post what they want and people eat it up.
Even though they’re secretly addicted to this:
Credit: Facebook / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Feisbuu has come under fire for the lack of privacy, which makes it mom and dad’s favorite. JK. But they never let you have any alone or private time because they didn’t want you getting into trouble. Our parents are basically Feisbuu. Always spying and telling everyone what you did.
This is the spot where the fam stocks up for parties:
Credit: Costco / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Cosco is legit a ngithmare. The lines are always too long and the time spent there seems like an eternity. The fact that abuela buys you clothes from there is something you still aren’t over. Admit it.
And this is the brand all the kids in your family are obsessed with.
Credit: Disney / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Deesney will always have a special place in your family. It got you all through some dark times and, when your parents needed a break, a moment of silence and sirenity. Legit, we all still get lost in the movies from our childhood and there is a good reason for it.
Your parents have no trouble pronouncing “Takis,” but they have their own version for this:
Credit: Lay’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Who isn’t down for a Parti Sais bag of Chetos? These orange batons of delicousness are the most iconic part of your summer days. Nothing like slurping down a Pecsi and licking Chetos dust of your fingers to trigger your nostalgia.
Maybe you’ve had a sandwich at this place:
Credit: Subway / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Another fast food place that your parents were okay with is definitely SubGüey. Why? Well, sandwiches are healthy and these were big enough fro you to split with your hermano and be full.
Or owned a pair of these:
Credit: Nike / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
That Naik swoosh is burned into your brain and something you instantly recognize. We all owned the windbreaker when we were in grade school and it was the best outfit to wear on those cold rainy days.
You probably can’t buy just one thing at this place:
Credit: Target / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Anyone up for a trip to Tarchet? Trick question. Of course, you are. Latinos have a fascination with this store and it is not clear why. It might be the $5 aisle right when you walk in the door.
And you’ve probably had to explain the difference between MackDonals and this burger spot…
Credit: Burger King / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Burguer Keen is the ultimate MackDonals competitor and it tore our families apart. Perhaps we didn’t do the fast food thing because we just wanted to keep the peace. Way to go mom. You should be celebrated for your ability to keep everyone happy.
And this one, too:
Credit: Wendy’s / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Güendy’s was a very rare treat for the best of days. Got an A on a hard test? Güendy’s for you. Won the spelling bee? Güendy’s for you. It was the best motivator to make good things happen.
You probably spent most of your childhood having your mom tell you to turn this off:
Credit: Sony / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
No matter what the game system, it is always Nintendo. Why? Maybe because it was the first and the easiest to say.
Credit: Microsoft / Illustration by Sayuri Jimenez
Yeah. See. Another way of our parents saying Nintendo for something that is not Nintendo.