They find it to be an endearing term and it's viewed as a symbol of pride. Therefore, out of respect I always try to remember to say Kiwi Fruit when referring to these little gems. Many of you know how I LOVE finding produce that is rare in my area or new-to-me.
In other news - October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Since mentioning I was Dyslexic in the past month or two here on my blog I have received a couple of notes from people which I appreciate and have been thinking about blogging more about it while trying to obtain more ways to help adults dealing with Dyslexia.