New Zealand Word of the Week : Jandals


The word Jandals in New Zealand means flip flops. The name was trademarked 50 years ago and is owned by Sandford Industries.

You can’t help but notice the many people who wear jandals or walk around in their bare feet here in New Zealand…

Jandals are made out of rubber so they float and are often seen washed up on the beach. Strangely it is said that more left-foot jandals wash up than right ones…

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  1. Yes, it was quite an humorous discovery to me that as a kiwi doing my first visit overseas to Australia in 1973 discovering that the Aussies on my camping tour did not know what jandels were. they call them(flip flops) Thongs.

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