Kōrero: English language in New Zealand

New Zealand lollies

'Lolly' is a New Zealand word for confectionary - British people use 'sweet' and Americans 'candy'. Australians also use lolly. It comes from the older British word 'lollipop' which referred to confectionary but came to have a narrower meaning in Britain of a sweet on a stick or an ice block ('ice lolly'). These are a selection of distinctively New Zealand lollies.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'English language in New Zealand - Studying New Zealand English', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/40319/new-zealand-lollies (accessed 29 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013