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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on May 7th, 2012 at 8:10 am

Korea and China Squabble Over Naming of Cabbage

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This squabble between Korea and China is about as stupid as the effort to rename French Fries:

“The Koreans stole Dano from us, and now they’re stealing our cabbages,” say Chinese netizens, according to the Korea Times, following a report that the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission will decide to adopt the name “kimchi cabbage” as an international standard for the cabbage formerly known as “Chinese”.  [London Korean Links]

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  • Jay K.
    6:30 am on May 7th, 2012 1

    It is stupid and I do agree, to a certain extent. What you have to realize though is that with every country of deep history/culture/stigma/etc if another renames it after its been called that for awhilepeople are jsut going to get generally pissed.

    as an expat in china, i do feel for bad sometimes for the chinese that have to take crap from koreans here in wudaokou/wangjing area of beijing when the k kids roll up and sometimes discuss things as if it originated from their country.

    i’ve had chinese also come up to me and discuss how corn originated from china or the red chili peppers so famously known for sichuan/hunan cooking was from southwest china. and i just tell them straight up it came from the central america.

    As a red white and blue american, i too get ticked off when my chinese peers tell me hamburgers are actually chinese, or pizza is chinese. and i know some of you are going to say “pizza isnt american!” i know it isnt it’s origins are what id like to consider european based, but predominant pizza of what people think today is “American”

    so tell those koreans stop claiming everything as theirs.

  • Tom Langley
    3:52 pm on May 7th, 2012 2

    I’ve also heard it called napa cabbage. Maybe they call it that because they grow so many vegetables in California? How about oblong cabbage? That shouldn’t offend anybody I hope.

  • Jay K.
    10:43 pm on May 7th, 2012 3

    i see what you did there ;-)

  • Dreamboat Annie
    5:18 am on May 8th, 2012 4

    Maybe this world leader can mediate the dispute


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