KIFby Petra Mason / 16.04.2011
KIF. An Arabic restaurant in Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York. Which caused us to ponder the etymology of the word. Kifkif literally means “like-like” in the North African Arabic dialect. In Morocco and elsewhere across North Africa and the Middle East, Kif is a term that refers to the fine powder created from rubbing the crystals off marijuana buds with a cheese cloth to cheapen the bud and later to be added to your own stash to increase the potency.
Elsewhere, in the square West, Knowledge Interchange Format, otherwise known as KIF, is a computer language for the interchange of knowledge among disparate computer programs. Yawn. Which compared to the restaurant in Brooklyn and the doobie powder is a KAK use of KIF.