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As an expat American in NZ, I find it uncomfortable the way that US-based interests (e.g. much of the dominant tech platforms) assume the rest of the world cares about Thanksgiving. Or even knows what it is. The fact we have "Black Friday" sales in NZ makes me puke in my mouth. And everybody's all like "what the hell is Black about Friday?"

@bigblen well, that's a good justification for the name... but I'm not sure it'd justify the glut of consumerism...

@lightweight I meant that importing the US meaning of it should be totally inappropriate in Australia. However, consumerism is burning the planet so...

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