The earliest source of this story is Blunders in International Business by David A. Ricks (first edition 1974). He basically repeats the story you heard. The book has few footnotes, but this story does have a footnote, which goes to his personal correspondence with the Parker Pen Company.
Although many people have cited the “pregnancy” problem
Macbeth dates back to around 1606.
Tongue of Dog
While the most common name for the plant seems to have been hounds tongue, there are a few instances of it going by another name: Dogs tongue.
I found “Dogs toong” in the The Herball Or Generall Historie of Plantes (1597), page 337.
Here’s another quote, from the ME translation of Guy de Chauliac's Grande ...
We don't have good evidence that let's us conclude precisely what Rambo's "reading" abilities are. The experimental design and setup in the video does not allow to judge this, and there isn't that much more material on amount Rambo's "reading" abilities publicly available.
In general, dogs can be trained to distinguish visual ...
Accountant = Kushim
A standard google search throws up no definitive answer, though the word "Kushim" may refer to a generic title of an officeholder, according to "The Administrative Activities of Kushim, Citation 6", Though it may also refer to an individual.
Kushim - Wikipedia
Kushim is the earliest known example of a named person in ...
Based on a quick google search, I think the word Norberg had in mind was sabra... but there's probably some confusion as to its time framing as only some lulu.com (self-published) books attribute this word to Summerian & Akkadian. (The confusion being with a later Semitic word.)
The more proper (academic) sources on Akkadian give different words for both ...