Sunday 30 September 2012

What is a Kiwi?

This blog post is the result of a candid conversation over Twitter.  A Singaporean was heading overseas and was wondering how many kiwi she was going to take with her.

I asked her if she meant kiwifruit and she thought I was referring something else.

So I googled "kiwi" and this is what I found.

'Kiwi' is the shortform of Kiwifruit, used in many parts of the world. 

A "Kiwi" is a flightless bird, native only to New Zealand.

"Kiwi" is the nickname used internationally for people from New Zealand.

"Kiwi" is the brand name of a shoe polish, first made in Australia in 1906.

If there are other things "kiwi", feel free to tell us what they are by leaving a comment below.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh and I wrote about how New Zealanders came to be known as Kiwis here... But DON'T tell the Aussies!! Vix x


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