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This Freaked Me Out Today [Aug. 13th, 2008|01:02 am]
Granny Flo
If you're from Australia, you're Australian. If you're from Ireland, you're Irish. If you're from New Zeland, you're.... WHAT? A New Zelander, yes, but I don't think there is an adjective form of it. New Zelandese? New Zeland....ish? Esque?

I just wrote an entire entry where I quite beautifully, or at least wittily, if I may say so myself, recounted an event that I thought was related to this, only to realize that it involved an Australian, so the entire entry was rendered moot. It's funnier when it ties into the story but I'm not willing to share it as I don't think anyone reading this needs anymore mocking fodder for me. ;-) (I could've just not told you that, but there are some standards I do not have.)

[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-08-13 06:01 am (UTC)


New Zealapharian, or New Zealaysians, or The New Zealish, or New Zealandrodytes, or New Zealinians, or New Zealabillies, or New Zealads and Lasses?
And the with-it Moari hip-hop kids are calling themselves "Da NuZ".
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[User Picture]From: lurie
2008-08-13 07:19 am (UTC)
"New Zealander" is apparently correct, although colloquially the adjective is often "Kiwi." For serious.

And it seems that "New Zealandian" may also be used where "New Zealander" doesn't work.
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[User Picture]From: demonic_lilith
2008-08-13 06:40 pm (UTC)
Lura's right, they're often referred to as "Kiwis."
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[User Picture]From: wolfg62
2008-08-14 03:22 am (UTC)
Yummy... kiwis are tasty....and i mean the fruit. I have no idea how people from new Zealand taste...and now I sound like a cannibal...
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[User Picture]From: swing_potato
2008-08-15 03:56 am (UTC)
I thought everyone called them Kiwis.
Maybe I'm just weird because I don't think that's weird...
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[User Picture]From: grannybananny
2008-08-15 06:25 am (UTC)
So it's "A Kiwi girl" or a "Kiwi guy"?
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