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It's a fairly common occurrence. Taiwanese partner gets pissed off at sourcing things through international company head office, thinks they don't understand local etc. Keeping the colours and the name Te Li Wu is pretty cheeky but I guess B&Q are not in this market anymore so don't overly care about that.
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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It's a holdover English name among those of us who've been here a while, like still calling Vie "Warner", or FunATT whatever "NYNY". We've mentioned the change a few times here, but I guess newbies will have missed that.http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 4#p1417204http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 5#p1327555
so now it's Te4 Li4 Wu1.
By the way, the locals often don't know what I mean when I refer to the store above it, "Hola" (Spanish pronunciation, silent h). You have to pronounce an English h to get understood.
yah, I always have to call it he2le4...then they know what I mean
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