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15th Apr '16 1:04:56 PM R1ck
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[[caption-width-right:259:At least China is honest about having their products go down the [[{{Pun}} shitter]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:259:At least China is honest about having their products go down the [[{{Pun}} shitter]].]]
6th Mar '16 11:53:22 AM MasoTey
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* Irish milk and butter. It's been joked that the Austrian government liked it so much that they traded Steyr AUGs for it.

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* Irish milk and butter. It's been joked that the Austrian government liked it so much that they traded Steyr AUGs [=AUGs=] for it.



** Generally speaking, if it's from a German-speaking country or Belgium, it can be expected to be of high quality. [[ReliablyUnreliableGun If it's French however....]]

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** Generally speaking, if it's from a German-speaking country or Belgium, it can be expected to be of high quality. [[ReliablyUnreliableGun [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns If it's French French, however....]]
6th Mar '16 11:44:52 AM MasoTey
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*** As a matter of fact, the American Budweiser and the city of Budweis' ''actual breweries'' (Budvar in particular) claim a trademark on the name, and are therefore unavailable for sale in their respective counterpart's country (among many others wordlwide) under that name.

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*** As a matter of fact, the American Budweiser and the city of Budweis' ''actual breweries'' (Budvar in particular) claim a trademark on the name, and are therefore unavailable for sale in their respective counterpart's country (among many others wordlwide) worldwide) under that name.



** The automobile industry is simply awash in this trope, but usually inverted, with companies producing elegant luxury goods outside their home region and more modest products within. In the United States, German companies are known for producing dazzling luxury cars, VW withstanding. Within Europe, however, Mercedes-Benz also makes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_A-Class economy cars]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citaro buses]], which would surprise Americans but wouldn't get a second glance from Europeans. And then you see [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/violinsoldier/222168946/ this]] rolling down a dirt path in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in America, aside from the occasional sports car (like the Corvette or the Ford GT) and Cadillac's V-series sport sedans, American automakers are known for trucks, family sedans, inexpensive muscle cars, and [[HummerDinger luxo-barges]]. Australia and Europe have [[http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/ford-fg-falcon-g6e-turbo.htm models like this.]] Here are a [[http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-american-cars-not-sold-in-america.php few more]] American cars Americans in the States don't get to buy. Japan is a notable exception, with relatively few European or American high end luxury models but fleets and fleets of practical consumer cars.

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** The automobile industry is simply awash in this trope, but usually inverted, with companies producing elegant luxury goods outside their home region and more modest products within. In the United States, German companies are known for producing dazzling luxury cars, VW withstanding.notwithstanding. Within Europe, however, Mercedes-Benz also makes [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_A-Class economy cars]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Citaro buses]], which would surprise Americans but wouldn't get a second glance from Europeans. And then you see [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/violinsoldier/222168946/ this]] rolling down a dirt path in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, in America, aside from the occasional sports car (like the Corvette or the Ford GT) and Cadillac's V-series sport sedans, American automakers are known for trucks, family sedans, inexpensive muscle cars, and [[HummerDinger luxo-barges]]. Australia and Europe have [[http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/ford-fg-falcon-g6e-turbo.htm models like this.]] Here are a [[http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-american-cars-not-sold-in-america.php few more]] American cars Americans in the States don't get to buy. Japan is a notable exception, with relatively few European or American high end luxury models but fleets and fleets of practical consumer cars.
5th Mar '16 2:37:29 AM hydrix
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* German cinema gets this sometimes, thanks to the likes of people like Uwe Boll.
11th Feb '16 1:25:42 AM slain
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** Of course, these people are forgetting the [[NighInvulnerable Toyota Hilux]], the only vehicle that has ever been driven ''to the North Pole''.

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** Of course, these people are forgetting the [[NighInvulnerable Toyota Hilux]], the only vehicle that has ever been driven ''to the North Pole''. Granted, the American version (the Invincible) is much less impressive.
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.
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