Once used by Australians and New Zealanders to refer to a much-loved style of boot made from sheepskin, the word has now been trademarked by an American company to be used as a brand name (UGG Australia) for their made-in-China ugg boots.
American tourist: Are these REAL uggs?
Baffled Kiwi retailer: Um, are you wearing REAL sneakers?
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