Miffy!!!

Dutch Word of the Day
illustratie:
illustration
Deze illustratie van een konijn is de leukste.
This illustration of a rabbit is the cutest.

I didn’t know that Miffy the Bunny was Dutch! I just assumed she was Japanese like Hello Kitty. My bad. But you must admit, they share a strong minimalistic cute resemblance. But I like the little “x” that stands in as Miffy’s nose. Or mouth? Ah, who cares! If you can create an ambiguous facial appendage on a cartoon character and not scare the kids, that’s pretty cool in my book.

Her name in Dutch is originally “Nijntje”, because the word for little rabbit in Dutch is Konijntje. Too. Cute.

There’s a Dick Bruna house in Utrecht. I kind of want to go and absorb the sappy cuteness to the fullest. The illustrator, Dick Bruna just turned 80, and Miffy herself is 50. She looks great! I guess konijn don’t crack.
Get the entire adorable story here.

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2 Responses to “Miffy!!!”


  1. 1 RRE September 7, 2007 at 21:15

    Coney Island should be renamed Nijntje Island. It was named by the Dutch because of all the bunnies hopping on it. Konijn Eiland! :)

  2. 2 amherstdam September 7, 2007 at 21:24

    It should be! I have a Coney Island entry from a while ago, (which is why rabbit wasn’t that word of this day).


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