One of the things I love about my in-laws (really!) is how proud they are of Korea and all things Korean. They are fiercely proud of their culture, heritage, and country. If it's from Korea, it must be good. This can get taken to an extreme (such as the time GH's mom insisted that Korean cotton is the best cotton in the whole world; while I'm sure it's nice, I think most people hear "cotton" and think "Egypt.") The bottom line is that they are proud of who they are and where they are from, and I admire that.
All this is leading up to a discussion we had about Asian pears. We bought a box of them at Costco yesterday. Yum! Normally, GH's parents call them Korean pears and talk about how great they are for you, how tasty, etc. My mother-in-law sliced one up for me and my father-in-law to share when we got home with the box. It was quite tasty, but a little on the sour side. (Here, finally is the potentially funny part.) Here is the discussion:
FIL: This Korean pear is not very good!
MIL: Oh, this is not a Korean pear. It's a CHINESE pear. That's why it's no good.
I was totally cracking up. I'm sure that Asian pears grow in both Korea and China; who knows where that particular one came from. But if it's no good, it must be Chinese!