Kiwis and Kiwi Fruits
A "kiwi" is one of two things:
I've been using Kiwi to describe the fruit for so long it's going to be hard to change now.
Yeah, and 'orange' is a colour. The thing you eat should be called an 'orange fruit'.
Kiwis ARE fruits, in all meanings of the word...
No, you see the problem is that "kiwi" is ambiguous - it can either refer to kiwi fruits or New Zealanders. See, one is a small, hairy fruit, and the other grows on trees...
In the US vernacular, a "kiwi" is a fruit. I hadn't heard the definition of "kiwi" as someone from New Zealand until I met a Kiwi in grad school. And she was also annoyed at people saying "kiwi" when referring to a fruit.
An Enzedder was counting his sheep.
Yeah! I'm one too.
So would a homosexual Kiwi also be a Kiwi Fruit?
If you Kiwis don't like the name we in the States use for Chinese Gooseberries, you really have no one to blame but your own agricultural industry:
Actually, the Kiwi appellation is a marketing triumph. Kiwis were originally called "mouse apples." To no great surprise, it was decided when creating the export strategy to come up with a more appealing moniker.
Let's not even bring up this UK company's marketing disaster ( http://www.mrbrainsfaggpts/com/faggot_family.htm ) when they tried to introduce their product to the American market.
...and my typing disaster, change that to an o and a dot...
> So would a homosexual Kiwi also be a Kiwi Fruit?
"Kiwis were originally called "mouse apples." To no great surprise, it was decided when creating the export strategy to come up with a more appealing moniker."
Actually, you're all wrong. It's Kiwifruit - one word.
And this is what the Internet was created for?
That's not true. I spoke to the fellow next door just today. He said he didn't have any problem with Kiwi Fruits, as long as they weren't trying to date his son.
The guy next door is a kiwi fruit.
Mr. E. Lurker
And if any of you folks actually had a Kiwi girlfriend or wife, then you wouldn't be on this discussion board, but you would be lying on your bed (or somewhere), wondering how you got to be so lucky and how long will it take for you to be ready again...
Hey, is that my sister/niece/cousin you are talking about?
It comes from China and the world's biggest producer is Italy, so why Kiwi fruit...
After reading this post (and in no way criticizing any of the posters) I wondered, "Why are New Zealanders called Kiwis?"
'cause of the bird.
So then people from the U.S. are Baldies? or Eagles? I still want to know why the people are Kiwis.
From memory, and New Zealanders will HATE to know this - the name came from Australian troops in World War I. I'm sure I saw something about this recently, I was in Australia on ANZAC Day so I'm not sure if it was on TV in New Zealand or in Australia.
This link - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWglossary.htm - a First World War glossary backs up what I was hazily remembering re: New Zealanders being called Kiwis.
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