Apparently there is a new city in China called Sheffield, all so that 'Sheffield steel' can be put on its products
Very nice NiB Zadok
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does it apply to Blackpool Rock?
I think the Sheffield, China story is an urban legend, because you can't write 'Sheffield' in Chinese romanisation.
There really is a town in Japan called Usa (宇佐) (since long before there was a country called USA) - I've cycled through it - but the story of them using that as a ploy when "Made in Japan" wasn't such a good brand may be made up.
Just tell me if you don't want to hear any more of my Japan stories, OK?
Excellent NIB, we're going through a brilliant NIB patch at the moment - good work, NIBers.
maybe that`s the link of the "how do you name a Chinese baby joke"
Definitely an urban legend. What would stop a country that blithely sells asbestos-laced baby formula from marketing cutlery with a bogus name?
Well, yeah...there really is no need to rename a city...just write "Sheffield" on the box...
...but anyway, nice NiB, Zadok. Original theme.
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