by syaffolee

Mom Was Right

Kumquats and Quilts. Over a year ago, my mom and I were going to the grocery store to get some fruit and that sparked a conversation on the origin of the word kumquat. I was expressing my skepticism over whether or not it was really a Chinese word (given the fact that I hear Cantonese speakers “Chinese-fy” English words like cheese all the time), when my mom said: No, it is a Chinese word. And tried to explain why. I find it somewhat ironic that I’m finally convinced by a blog post written by somebody calling himself “Big White Guy.”