February 13, 2006
Trivia Zángana Vol. II
UPDATE: La respuesta correcta es, por supuesto, el pájaro. Sólo Electroduende acertó.
"The fruit gets its name from a marketing strategy, naming it after the kiwi,the national bird New Zealand, where the fruit was first commercially popularised in 1959 by the New Zealand fruit-and-vegetable export company "Turners and Growers"; previously it was known as the Chinese gooseberry, but due to the Cold War, the Chinese label seemed unfit for popularization of the fruit in Western countries. Growers gradually adopted the name and in the kiwifruit became the official trade name. "
"Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) were called Yangtao in China, their country of origin, renamed Chinese gooseberry when they were introduced to New Zealand in 1906, and finally named kiwi fruit when imported into the U.S. market in the early 1960s. The French call it souris végétales, 'vegetable mice'."
¿Ratones Vegetales?!?! No me imagino como pudo tener éxito en el mercado francés con ese nombre. Hmmm...Después de todo es entendible, los franceses son medio puercos y apestosos.