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i'll buy white goods like fridges,washing machines etc if they are manufactured in the uk as it helps to keep them open as long as they are not complete shite of course and i bought a sofa because it was made here too,i always have a check and try but not on everything

not many uk owned companies left but if they still have factories here i try and support that when i can



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SvennoJ said:
Snoopy said:

They aren't even the same genre. The product has to be more comparable. I will without a doubt take a Forza game over Gran turismo not only because Forza is better than GT, but because it is made by American publisher.

Guess you'll need to go with the openworld Need for speed then instead of Forza Horizon :)

Forza Horizon is published by Microsoft meaning money goes to Microsoft's hands which boosts our economy. Nice try tho :)



Snoopy said:
SvennoJ said:

Guess you'll need to go with the openworld Need for speed then instead of Forza Horizon :)

Forza Horizon is published by Microsoft meaning money goes to Microsoft's hands which boosts our economy. Nice try tho :)

Do you buy a product that was made in your country or made by a company that is from your country?
I try to buy products that was made in America or if the company that made it is based in America.

Double no, your move :)



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Nautilus said:
HylianYoshi said:

So you're that guy, eh?

Lol.It may seem a silly thing, but we are in an international forum.I personally think its best to be the most precise you can, because not everyone here is fluent on English, and they might not always understand the references.

Except nobody says casually says "I am from America"
when they mean they are from somewhere else in the American continents besides USA.
It's just not done, it is clearly less informative than any other statement you could make (specific country, continent, region).
No other country within the American continent and archipelagos contains the word "America" within it's name, formal or informal.
When referencing all of the American contents, the proper grammar is "the Americas" (plural), given 2 distinct continents.
So there really is no actual confusion when using the term "America" in an English sentence in the manner the OP used.
As evidenced by the fact that nobody was actually confused, despite this being an international internet forum.

Further, "United States" is hardly specific either.  The southern neighbor to the USA is in fact "The United States of Mexico".
Plenty of other cases exist, e.g.  "Germany" despite a number of "German" tribes existing in multiple nations. (analogous to "America")

Fact is, the name of the USA is itself problematic, because it has no territory in South America.  But that's it's name.  
"America" is internationally understood as the name of a country whose abbreviation of formal name is USA.  Deal with it. 



SvennoJ said:
Snoopy said:

Forza Horizon is published by Microsoft meaning money goes to Microsoft's hands which boosts our economy. Nice try tho :)

Do you buy a product that was made in your country or made by a company that is from your country?
I try to buy products that was made in America or if the company that made it is based in America.

Double no, your move :)

Forza Horizon 3 was published by Microsoft which is based in America. Sorry, but I'm still supporting American products and American companies which is the whole point. But nice try :)



That's dumb patriotism imo, if something of your country is about the same quality, then sure buy it, why not, but if it's clearly inferior it makes no sense and you are not really helping.

I can understand it when we talk about little local shops on your neighborhood, specially when is about food, but when we talk about big companies... I don't have any interest on helping them just because they are on my country.



mutantsushi said:
Nautilus said:

Lol.It may seem a silly thing, but we are in an international forum.I personally think its best to be the most precise you can, because not everyone here is fluent on English, and they might not always understand the references.

Except nobody says casually says "I am from America"
when they mean they are from somewhere else in the American continents besides USA.
It's just not done, it is clearly less informative than any other statement you could make (specific country, continent, region).
No other country within the American continent and archipelagos contains the word "America" within it's name, formal or informal.
When referencing all of the American contents, the proper grammar is "the Americas" (plural), given 2 distinct continents.
So there really is no actual confusion when using the term "America" in an English sentence in the manner the OP used.
As evidenced by the fact that nobody was actually confused, despite this being an international internet forum.

Further, "United States" is hardly specific either.  The southern neighbor to the USA is in fact "The United States of Mexico".
Plenty of other cases exist, e.g.  "Germany" despite a number of "German" tribes existing in multiple nations. (analogous to "America")

Fact is, the name of the USA is itself problematic, because it has no territory in South America.  But that's it's name.  
"America" is internationally understood as the name of a country whose abbreviation of formal name is USA.  Deal with it. 

I think I kinda derailed the discussion with my comment, but anyways, ill respond.

Its more a matter of making your message being more easily understood than anything else.The fact that nobody was confused by the term is because everyone here is more informed than the general public.(at least I like to believe so)And I mean, you need to know how to write in english pretty well, so that entry barrier already filters the users.This is more for people that are not users(lurkers) that like to read through the comments and cant comment.Plus, the point of the thread is about products.Saying a product is from America is not as correct or easily understood as saying I am from America.

Furthermore, the example you gave about Germany is rather weak, since that can be implied to many countries."Spain" despite the Americas being mostly compromised of spanish speaking countries,"Portugal" despite other portuguese "tribes" existing worldwide.And the same applies with english.The point is that "United States" is part of the formal and informal name of the country, while for many countries it isnt so, including Mexico.So it would be as specific as using america, which is also the same name of the continents, in my personal opinion.

Im not trying to downplay or step on anyones patriotism here.Im just saying that, in my opinion and I stress this, the term US would be more apropriatte in this discussion, since the discussion itself isnt a US-topic related only.



The_Yoda said:
Nautilus said:
You mean US?Because America is a continent, you know?

To the OP at hand, I buy the best product available, be it national or international.I mean, price factors in, but outside of that, I go for quality, not for a country.

America is actually two continents North and South.

 

Sorry, couldn't help busting your balls

 

As for the OP: Not that there is often a choice, but I will buy products produced in the USA over products produced internationally unless there is a great disparity in price or quality.

I know it is.After all, it is called The Americas for a reason.But my point still stands, since the names are similar enough.