Although, they aren't called "chips" throughout the UK. Go to a KFC and they list the item as "fries". At least in the KFC I was in. I suspect that it's because it's an American corporation and they want to market the Americana.
I don't think that McDonalds or Burger King really do this. They localise the menu and try to bury their American roots and portray themselves as British.
It's like GI Joe. I think the the 60s version of the toy existed in the UK as Action Man but I don't care about that. I'm talking about the 3.75 inch 1980s toy line. The full tag line was "GI Joe: Real American Hero". It was the most patriotric toy in the history of toys. Flags everythwere.
So imagine my shock to learn that the toy line also existed in Canada. They just changed the American flags to Canadian flags. I don't know if "Real Canadian Hero" was used. But a total betrayal. A sham. These companies don't have any national loyalty. The only thing they care about is profit. They'd sell the same toy line in Iran if they thought there was money in it. Just change the flags.
And actually, I'm pretty sure that the toy line was in the UK too because I know the comic book was. I think there was a seperate UK version of the comic book. Not just changing flags but whole different stories. I could be wrong.
Yeah, look at this. "Action Force".
They just took the US figures and repainted them.
They also sold the toys in China, Israel, Mexico, India, Argentina, absolutely everywhere.
But take a look at this ####ing theme song:
It's the most patriotic thing since Hulk Hogan's Real American video. Was there a Chinese version talking about collectivism and the like?
And looking at the Hulk Hogan example, it would be like him going to Japan and coming out to the Real Japanese theme song and giving promos about how awesome Japan is and decrying the evil Chinese. But he didn't do that. He showed respect to Japan but he was still a proud American patriot. Came out to Real American, waving Old Glory, had the WWF championship belt around his waist, U-S-A chants, et cetera.
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