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4th Feb '16 6:10:48 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In Europe, Fiat is a volume automaker like Ford or Volkswagen. In America, they market themselves on "seductive Italian design" and sell hot hatches like the 500 and roadsters like the 124 Spider, with their less sexy cars going to their corporate sisters at Chrysler and Dodge.
24th Jan '16 4:22:58 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* During a codec conversation with Colonel Campbell and Rose in ''MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Campbell talks about a conference he went to where different countries compared their standard issue military rations. He notes that the American ones were the worst of the lot.
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* During a codec conversation with Colonel Campbell and Rose in ''MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Campbell talks about a conference he went to where different countries compared their standard issue military rations. He notes that the American ones were the worst of the lot.
14th Jan '16 2:41:15 PM CynicalBastardo
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** One Halloween special showed a gravestone marked "American workmanship". The gravestone promptly crumbles.
10th Jan '16 9:56:05 PM phoenix
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* UsefulNotes/EuroFooty has the most prestigious tournaments of TheBeautifulGame. In Brazil, seeing youngsters disregard their local and still very competitive tournament for European teams is a point of contention (including the term "Playstation Generation", claiming many fans only like the European teams after playing much ''VideoGame/FIFASoccer'', ''Pro Evolution Soccer'' and ''VideoGame/FootballManager'').
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* UsefulNotes/EuroFooty has the most prestigious tournaments of TheBeautifulGame.UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball. In Brazil, seeing youngsters disregard their local and still very competitive tournament for European teams is a point of contention (including the term "Playstation Generation", claiming many fans only like the European teams after playing much ''VideoGame/FIFASoccer'', ''Pro Evolution Soccer'' and ''VideoGame/FootballManager'').
30th Dec '15 7:43:40 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "Danger UXD", Uncle Albert tells Rodney that Del has just bought a new video recorder. Rodney replies that he was just reading in the paper that Taiwan is the only country with no rubbish dumps; they send it all to Del. Del quickly replies that the video recorder was ''actually'' made in Formosa. Uncle Albert tries to explain that Taiwan and Formosa are the same island, but Rodney advises him not to bother.
17th Dec '15 6:55:05 AM Menshevik
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* ''{{Asterix}}'' mocks British food in "Asterix in Britain" and in ''Asterix the Legionary''.
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* ''{{Asterix}}'' mocks British food in "Asterix in Britain" and in ''Asterix the Legionary''. Legionary''. In the latter album, the legionaries are served their first military meal in the barracks, and it's so bad that they refuse to to eat it, voicing their disgust in many creative ways. The Belgian says: "That is food for the Goths", the Goth says: "In my country we've had people drawn and quartered for less!" Cut to the British recruit who not only ate all of his serving, but is licking the last bits from his fingers saying "Mmmh, delicious, isn't it?"

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* ''{{Asterix}}'' mocks ** A scene from ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' which takes German reactions to British food in "Asterix in Britain" sausages UpToEleven during Commander Vimes' visit to Überwald: -->'''Skimmer''': "To a conoisseur here, your grace, an Ankh-Morpork sausage would not be considered a sausage, mmph, mmhm." -->'''Vimes''': "Oh really? So what would he call it?" -->'''Skimmer''': "A loaf, your grace. Or possibly a log. Here, a butcher can be hanged if his sausages are not all meat, and in ''Asterix at that it must be from a named animal, and I perhaps should add that by named I do not mean that it should have been called 'Spot' or 'Ginger', mmm mmhm. I'm sure that if your grace would prefer the Legionary''. more genuine Ankh-Morpork taste, Igor could make up some side dishes of stale bread and sawdust."
17th Dec '15 6:37:00 AM Menshevik
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[[AC: Comics]] * ''{{Asterix}}'' mocks British food in "Asterix in Britain" and in ''Asterix the Legionary''.

** From ''Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk'', when Homer offers one of the German investors who bought the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant a free beer at Moe's: --> '''Fritz''': Oh, thank you. My English is not perfect, but I have to tell you, your beer is like swill to us. Do I have that right? I am saying that only a swine would drink this beer.

17th Dec '15 6:23:08 AM Menshevik
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* Taking pride in their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot Reinheitsgebot]]'', which states that beer must be made only from hops, malt, yeast and water, many Germans have a tendency to look down with deep disgust on foreign-made beers that do not conform to the same purity standards. When an American brewery


** This reputation was acquired in the mid-19th century, when producers in many rising industrialized countries trying to catch up with Britain made cheap, inferior copies and imitations of British products, including quite a number of British firms. This became an embarrassment to German industrialists, especially after a German adjudicator remarked that the German products shown at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) were in the majority "cheap and bad". This led to efforts to rectify the situation by raising industrial standards and instilling a greater sense of pride in their products among German firms. At the same time, inferior German products (also, apparently, the protectionist measures adopted by the German government) led the British parliament to enact the Merchandise Mark Act of 1887, which made it obligatory to mark wares with their country of origin. However, as just then the Germans were bringing their house in order and increasingly started to export products that were of as good or better quality than British ones or produced more cost-effectively, the Merchandise Marke Act backfired and "Made in Germany" came to be regarded as a mark of quality the world over and a matter of pride in Germany. (The centenary of the imposition of the "Made in Germany" mark thus was commemorated with a special postage stamp in West Germany in 1988).
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** This reputation was acquired in the mid-19th century, when producers in many rising industrialized countries trying to catch up with Britain made cheap, inferior copies and imitations of British products, including quite a number of British firms. This became an embarrassment to German industrialists, especially after a German adjudicator remarked that the German products shown at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) were in the majority "cheap and bad". This led to efforts to rectify the situation by raising industrial standards and instilling a greater sense of pride in their products among German firms. At the same time, inferior German products (also, apparently, the protectionist measures adopted by the German government) led the British parliament to enact the Merchandise Mark Act of 1887, which made it obligatory to mark wares with their country of origin. However, as just then the Germans were bringing their house in order and increasingly started to export products that were of as good or better quality than British ones or produced more cost-effectively, the Merchandise Marke Mark Act backfired and the "Made in Germany" tag intended as a mark of shame came to be regarded as a mark of quality the world over and a matter of national pride in Germany. (The centenary of the imposition of the "Made in Germany" mark thus was commemorated with a special postage stamp in West Germany in 1988). However, as Richard Adams' example shows, old attitudes die hard, which can be seen as Britain living in a false sense of Victorian complacency, which may actually have been a disadvantage vis-à-vis the German competition.
17th Dec '15 5:46:52 AM Menshevik
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* In the 1920s and early 1930s, when RichardAdams was growing up, Made In ''Germany'' was considered this. ** Hence the phrase "On the Fritz" being used for products that are broken.
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* In the 1920s and early 1930s, when RichardAdams was growing up, Made In ''Germany'' was considered this. ** Hence the this in Britain. The phrase "On the Fritz" being used for products that are broken.broken may be related to this. ** This reputation was acquired in the mid-19th century, when producers in many rising industrialized countries trying to catch up with Britain made cheap, inferior copies and imitations of British products, including quite a number of British firms. This became an embarrassment to German industrialists, especially after a German adjudicator remarked that the German products shown at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) were in the majority "cheap and bad". This led to efforts to rectify the situation by raising industrial standards and instilling a greater sense of pride in their products among German firms. At the same time, inferior German products (also, apparently, the protectionist measures adopted by the German government) led the British parliament to enact the Merchandise Mark Act of 1887, which made it obligatory to mark wares with their country of origin. However, as just then the Germans were bringing their house in order and increasingly started to export products that were of as good or better quality than British ones or produced more cost-effectively, the Merchandise Marke Act backfired and "Made in Germany" came to be regarded as a mark of quality the world over and a matter of pride in Germany. (The centenary of the imposition of the "Made in Germany" mark thus was commemorated with a special postage stamp in West Germany in 1988).

** This tends to be pretty relative though, as not every unlicensed NES game made in America and Taïwan is considered to be trash (though the majority of them are).
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** This tends to be pretty relative though, as not every unlicensed NES game made in America and Taïwan Taiwan is considered to be trash (though the majority of them are).
17th Dec '15 3:24:57 AM Kid
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** A CyclicTrope, caused by a variety of factors, but British desserts were sometimes highly regarded. The french named custard ''Crème anglaise'' for a reason. *** It's called that because it's a ''crème'' (blanket term for various sweets and sweet sauces) based an an English recipe. It should be noted that the French ''[[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%A8me_anglaise crème anglaise]]'' is not as thick as its British counterpart and also generally served cold, while it Britain it is often served warm. A ''crème anglaise'' consists of milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla. If it contains actual (whipped) cream, it is called a ''crème bavaroise''.
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** A CyclicTrope, caused by a variety of factors, but British desserts were sometimes generally highly regarded. The french named custard ''Crème ''Créme anglaise'' for a reason. *** It's called that because it's a ''crème'' (blanket term for various sweets and sweet sauces) based an an English recipe. It should be noted that the French ''[[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%A8me_anglaise crème anglaise]]'' is not as thick as its British counterpart and also generally served cold, while it Britain it is often served warm. A ''crème anglaise'' consists of milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla. If it contains actual (whipped) cream, it is called a ''crème bavaroise''.reason.

* Japanese video games were originally considered superior to those of other régions in the US back in UsefulNotes/The8BitEraOfConsoleVideoGames. Since then, Western developers have caught up there, though whether Japanese or Western games are the better ones can depend on the game genre (for instance, BulletHell games are considered better if they're from Japan) and sometimes personal opinion. {{Eastern|RPG}} and {{Western|RPG}} {{Role Playing Game}}s are basically separate genres now.
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* Japanese video games were originally considered superior to those of other régions regions in the US back in UsefulNotes/The8BitEraOfConsoleVideoGames. Since then, Western developers have caught up there, though whether Japanese or Western games are the better ones can depend on the game genre (for instance, BulletHell games are considered better if they're from Japan) and sometimes personal opinion. {{Eastern|RPG}} and {{Western|RPG}} {{Role Playing Game}}s are basically separate genres now.
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