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    Blatant country stealing or what?
    by jbkiwi ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ( Fleet Admiral)
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    jbkiwi
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    ๐Ÿ“ Blatant country stealing or what?
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    True Peter, a lot of words in the English language are pinched from other languages, (lots of clothing names from India,- pajamas springs to mind ) but I was thinking more of people using the name of a specific race as a sales gimmick. Things like Dutch salami, or English tea for eg, usually are, or are made by expats in other countries, but I haven't yet seen a boat called a Nigerian or a Latvian or a Turkmenastanian, (I know there's an Austin copy called a Hindustan), but the Indians named it๐Ÿ˜ We are New Zealanders, but our heritage is European, but Maori for eg, are the indigenous race. Could be fun thinking of stolen names, (if you are bored or having model overload๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    redpmg
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    You are forgetting English Fords JB - with names like Cortina etc. Plus the English language is riddled with stolen words - lots from the French , Menu being one of them - plus the "Posh" restaurants everywhere seem to list their dishes in French. Perhaps they think it makes the food taste better - having been presented with under cooked potatoes and asparagus at a very exclusive/expensive one in London they probably need it...............

    Our own favourite stolen word out here is Verandah instead of Porch - that being an Indian word probably brought by old soldiers who served there..........

    And people are strange anyway - worldwide they seem to think imported goods must be better than the locally produced ones ................ Such as footwear from Italy which is usually hugely over priced and largely impractical for everyday use.

    You also get people who think price is an indicator of value - remember in 2008 there was a survey of jeans in a UK consumer test magazine - and the winner by far - a really cheap pair from Tesco - Levi's and the other "Top" brands were way down in terms of durability, fit, appearance etc. Still have a couple of the Tesco ones - and they are still fit for use.....but somehow have got smaller...........

    Forgot to add the car looks more like the Batmobile.........
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    jbkiwi
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    Just found another name theft, this one is a French made luxury launch, the design of which is named Maori (NZ indigenous people) and to add to this the boats' name is Matariki (the Maori new year (who would call a fancy boat Maori new year?!). Nothing to do with France at all, just using our countries' titles and image to make money. The Americans have done that with their indigenous people, (planes, helicopters, boats etc, ) but at least it's within their own country, and possibly with the blessing of the tribes concerned?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJlcv8lirHM

    There is also one of the worlds fastest cars, - the Tuatara (Shelby USA) which is named after a prehistoric marine Iguana (only found in NZ and having a Maori name) It's becoming quite prevalent now and is starting to infringe on NZ trademarks. May not seem much, but would you want your family name associated with say, a toilet brush or a brand of dog food in another country. South America has also had it's share of name pilfering as well, -Inca, Aztec (plane) etc.

    The Chinese are really good at it, and even blatantly modifying trademarks to look like a well known product form elsewhere. It's probably not stoppable, but if something turns out to be a dog, people might associate it with the country the name comes from. BTW the guy in the video hasn't got the decency to pronounce Maori correctly, - it's not Mayory, more like Mauori
    As you will notice from their history blurb, no mention of NZ anywhere.
    JB
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    redpmg
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    Maybe they already are JB - the one certainly looks like it............Know we certainly have a few
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    jbkiwi
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    Might be zombies here soon TD, the way these morons are running the country at the moment !

    JB
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    I would not worry about them too much. Most of the products I looked at were out of stock anyhow.
    besides, NZ could be New Zombies.
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    jbkiwi
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    Just found this site while looking for boat couplings (they have some for Traxxas boats). Started getting excited till I saw where they were ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Coincidence or not?, could be like Kiwi Beer, Kiwi shoe polish (UK) 'Kiwi' Kiwi fruit from China and tons of other stuff which has nothing to do with New Zealand, (although we did send Kiwi fruit plants to china years ago after they had destroyed all of theirs)๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž- dumbest idea ever by a govt.

    JB (from the real NZ)



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