[DWJ] Samoa

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Mon Feb 13 17:57:32 EST 2006

On 14/2/06 2:58 AM, "deborah.dwj at suberic.net" <deborah.dwj at suberic.net>

> My understanding is that Girl Scout cookies are made by two
> competing companies, and one of them has a trademark on the Samoa
> name, and so some years ago, those of us in several regions had
> our Samoas suddenly change our names.  In fact, a rumor started
> that it was a decision that "Samoa" is a racist name.  But we all
> still call them Samoas.

Samoa is a country in the South Pacific‹how might naming a biscuit after it
be racist? What is the biscuit like?


Judith Ridge
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