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'Urine' sandals cause stir at Target stores

Published On: Apr 15 2013 02:17:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 11 2013 09:22:19 AM CDT
Orina sandals, Target

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Target stores across the country are rethinking the name of one of their popular shoes because it could potentially put off Spanish-speaking customers.

The store is currently selling shoes named "Orina," which translates to "urine" in Spanish.

Target says they decided on the name because of the Russian translation of the word, which is "peace" or "peaceful," but didn't realize that Orina translates to something completely different in Spanish.

The shoes have been available in stores nationwide and on Target.com since February, reports Consumerist.com. Target is currently in the process of changing the signage in the retail stores and on their site.

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