New Zealanders have a particularly irreverent sense of humor. When people take themselves too seriously, Kiwis love nothing more than ‚Äútaking the Mickey‚Äù‚Äîmaking fun of someone, in a (usually) gentle way.
Kiwis are also the first to make fun of themselves, and they love making up words to make the language just that tiny bit more accurate ‚Ä¶ and funny. Here are a few examples:
As: intensifies an adjective ‚Äî‚Äúsweet as,‚Äù ‚Äúdumb as‚Äù
Munted: describes something that‚Äôs totally messed up‚ÄîChristchurch after the earthquakes.
Root: to have sex (not the underground part of a tree)
One more thing about New Zealanders‚Äîthey probably mean the exact opposite of what they‚Äôre saying. If they call you a ‚Äúwinner,‚Äù it means you‚Äôre a total loser. If they say you‚Äôre ‚Äúquite nice,‚Äù don‚Äôt get all warm and cozy feeling. It means you‚Äôre a lot less than nice!
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