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fong kong

fong kong
 n.Gloss: in South Africa and Zimbabwe, a product from Asia, usually believed to be shoddy and cheap. Note: The expression seems to be used both as a count and noncount noun. A similar term is zhing zhong. «Several traders said that they suspect the hefty duty is a ploy by government to force them out while paving the way for cheaper mostly Chinese made goods, called “fong kong” by residents of Bulawayo. “Some of us will have to diversify into “fong kong” as we cannot order anything from our local industries because their prices are too high,” argues Buseta.» —“Import duty hike to shut down second-hand clothes market” in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Situation Sept. 18, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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