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 <> email@example.com
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