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Re: CHAT: Vexillology and games (was: Re: Flag ofEngland)

From:Dennis Paul Himes <dennis@...>
Date:Friday, June 23, 2000, 19:01
John Cowan <cowan@...> wrote:
> > On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Nik Taylor wrote: > > > John Cowan wrote [re a town called "Usa"]: > > > When my father traveled to Japan in 1941 (one of the last Americans > > > to do so, I daresay, before Pearl Harbor) he was told that there was > > > a factory there that turned out things (I forget just what sort of > > > things) stamped "Made in Usa". > > > > That sounds like an urban legend to me. > > Well, I wouldn't put it past my father to make the story up, and he's > dead, so it can't be checked. So maybe.
I heard that story in the '60's, when Japanese products were still considered inferior. It was told as a joke, though. =========================================================================== Dennis Paul Himes <> Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99