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    Default The wall of the Winnebago

    What's the definition of this?

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Quote Originally Posted by drwolfik View Post
    What's the definition of this?
    Hi drwolfik,

    Though Winnebago is originally a name for a Native American people, the name has been appropriated by Winnebago Industries -- a company that manufactures motor homes.

    Thus, "the wall of the Winnebego" would appear to be "the wall of a motor home" (made by Winnegego Industries).

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Would appear to be and is.

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Thanks monty and charlie, I hadn't realized, or had forgotten, it was a First Nation name.

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    I didn't know either that it was a First Nations name. I remember though, reading an article about the company years ago in the Reader's Digest. It was called, I think, "The town of millionaires."

    Apparently when the company was started, sales were really, really slow. So, the owners of the company asked employees to invest. Many invested $1,000. just so that they would still have a job, and never told their families about it. Then the whole RV revolution took off, and the original investors became quite wealthy.

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Martin Crane of TV's Frasier loved his Winnebago. Niles, not so much.

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Niles, not so much.
    What does this mean?

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    Default Re: The wall of the Winnebago

    Quote Originally Posted by drwolfik View Post
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    Dear drwolfik:

    Martin loved his Winnebago, but Niles did not love it as much.
    This is ironic understatement. It usually means that Niles (another character on the TV show) detested the Winnebago.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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