The FGC (Fighting Game Community) uses this word to describe a beating a player has taken. (Afrikaans - In the nude) When you are caught running around your girlfriend's house with no clothes on, you are kaalgat. Not to be confused with fluke, also pronounced "flook" by South Africans, meaning something happening by accident. They are soft and stodgy, ideal for mixing in mounds of tomato sauce or vinegar, or both. Not to be confused with the rugby playing variant, which is short for Springbok. The person can be larney. Joints were also called numbers (as in "one is the loneliest number you will ever do" by Three Dog Night in 1969). Although it means literally "flat land", it also applies to mountainous and hilly regions such as the wine-growing region near Cape Town. Voetsek May have originated in California from the line "one is the loneliest number you will ever do" by the band Three Dog Night (1969), Oke ('Oak'), ou, o (as in “owe) In the Eastern Cape, a semantic hotbed of slang, it’s often pronounced 'brorr', 'bree', 'bra' (same as underwear) and 'braaah', with a drawn out vowel. Only a male can be an "oke" or an "ou", pronounced "Oh." Boerewors (vorse) "Your feet hone bru"! For his troubles, the fireman gets the next hit. (Bodyboarder) See doormat, sponge, gutslider, speedbump. (No, Oh no!) Dork To swallow, to have a drink. or "He's lank horny. Can mean news. Never mind the oke with the funny haircut, this goes beyond short on the top and long at the back. (What do you think?) Brasse ('Brah-ser') A sought after variety of dope grown in the Lusikisiki area of Transkei. ), Las ('Lus') Rods (Afrikaans – lit. (Weak, feeble) "That was a lame excuse.". (Bummer, nasty) If you pull a blind action on your bru, you have done something nasty to your mate, either by betraying him or something quite horrible. Ahoy Instead of "He threw a stone at me", they say "Hy het my met 'n klip gegooi" (He threw me with a stone). When another surfer takes off in front of you on a wave. skollie not Greek slang. It is one of three types of body descriptors, with light- and medium-bodied as the other two options. "I choon you bru, she digs me lank!" Tjommie (“chômmy”) Slowboat These pages are visible to anyone in the world, including children. Aweh ('Ah-wear') ), Goofed "Let's make a bane." This almost affectionate, brotherly word rarely has negative connotations. Brew Ghanaian English and Nigerian English. (Mate, if you look at my mum like that again, I might have to take you out), Connection, conneko, kanoni Person with large ass (and thighs). "Come, let's waai back to my porsie (place)." ", Bos And who says "Afrikanerisms" have anything to do with "fanakalo"?. "I vloeked Harry and he vloeked me back." (Afrikaans - Female genitalia) "You are such a doos." A skollie would say, "Safe my mate" (Cool buddy), Salad (Pimple, or a feeble person) "Don't be such a dork Dick!" Windmill It is because Afrikaners directly translate their idiom into English. Moose Another way to ask would be to replace "hit" with the word "drag". The dictionary spells it lighty (also lightie, laaitie) originally from 'light of heart', By the way, I'm not sure about your usage of Bantu to mean 'black person' (ie in the Jewish slang). Holidays are lekker. angry, mean) Very angry, but also great, nice. salty definition: 1. tasting of salt or containing a lot of salt: 2. annoyed or upset, especially when this is…. Apart from it’s other meanings (to give someone a smack), it is widely used to denote a take on a joint. Fluke ('Flook') Used by some people as a stand-alone expletive. Gif ('G*erf') Sjoe ('Shoe') vel = hide (nope veld as in "field" shoes. (Afrikaans – “I say”) “I tell you”. (Afrikaans - Heads) A "kop" is a person’s head. See bru, broer, bro, brahdeen. Glassy (Wimp) A naff is somebody lacking backbone, a complete wimp or wuss. (Chill out) When you park off, you sit down and relax. Someone who is dof, is not necessarily that way all the time. Rave Pomp ('Pormp') Originates from the Khoikhoi word dachab, Deck Pipe to choke the (also one’s) chicken: (of a male) to masturbate.” chop, v.6, Additions: “transitive. (Dopehead) "Pete is such a goofball. (Crushed, wiped out, whacked) "The lip of that big wave really axed me". That’s cool (affirmation). It seems to me helpful, since this usage is a regionalism that is by no means universally understood. A derogatory method of describing a paddle skier, the sort of person that goes out in the surf paddling on a canoe that looks like a half-sucked lozenge. (Friend, buddy) "Jimmy's my big connection bru. Don't try and steal my wave or I will beat you with a pole.). Literally translated it means "He did me with a stone throw". (To court a member of the opposite sex) The verb is used in a number of ways, such as "Sheila was spading Bruce big time" or "Bruce spaded Sheila all night but didn't score." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:2788:1008:2C3:E2CB:4EFF:FE88:1A2C (talk) 00:10, 6 January 2021 (UTC), Attention: Slang Glossary policy discussion underway. (Wimp, pansie, naff, weakling) "Don't be a wuss, it's only a 6 foot puffadder that's chewing on your leg.". If you don't feel like participating in a conversation with a dik ou at a braai, but don't wish to appear rude, just say "Isit" at appropiate gaps in his description of how he decapitated a Kudu with his bare hands. It denotes the best extreme achieved in a number of activities, people and objects. It is made from the Aspalathus linearis bush. Or when your buddies try and give you a skrik as you walk past the cemetery. Andreas  (T) 16:04, 23 October 2011 (UTC). Goatboat Bru ('Broo'), broer , brah, bro, bree, brahdeen (Low grade dope) "This kak is majat broer." Aita! This becomes the perfect orifice for making a lung-wrenching dagga pipe. ", Schnaai ('Sh-nigh') I surmise that User:Kuratowski's Ghost is appealing too much to the original coinage, which I would guess goes back to the Fifties at least, but has now completely disappeared from everyday usage. Go, or proceed. Bomb A place in which homosexual men associate with one another or live together.” to choke the chicken in choke, v.: “slang. camp, n.2, Additions: “U.S. Kussed, kished "That spectacular wipeout at Super Tubes was a jol (rush).". (Half-bottle of spirits) "Me and my chick scored a half-jack of Klippies and klapped it on the koppie." Bob is based on the old monetary system in South Africa. Not to be confused with the emotional extreme associated with anger. Sarmie — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.226.155.161 (talk) 19:38, 12 March 2013 (UTC), This is the worst page I have ever seen in the WP. Brah Lammie (‘lummy’) Kwaai (Let's chill out at my place). Commonly used by young urban types. Typically from the ages of 18-25, and often thought as a young, white, fashionable male. Let's duck (go)! Homesick South Africans buy it from gourmet stores around the world, even if they don't like it. (Yuck, man, you just vomited on my wetsuit). "Eish. This is outdated usage. ", Half-jack Let's take our 6' 6"s and surf 20' Dungeons wearing baggies, no leashes and a decomposing seal on our heads. (New boy, fag) "The older school pupils had skivvies, who worked for them.". Eastern Cape people often call black people "pekkies". A charming teenage term for a pimple or zit. (I fell on my ass, or I saw my bum). The variation to this is, "How’s your mind?" gammie - an injured body part (Canny play, I've got a gammie leg.) That's not a lekker way to treat your chinas, especially if they are surf "tjommies". Two okes want to fight, but the girlfriend tunes the one oke, 'Las it, Frikkie. When it's hot, you spit on one finger (or two) and, with a stylish flourish, you "kap" (hit) the heated area. Stukkend ('Stuk-int') (Bad, nasty, downer) A disappointed surfer will choon, "Swak bru, the surf is flat.". "Bru, don't you skeem this stringer is skeef?" Koppe ('Korper') Try and refrain from saying, "It's fine, thanks". ), Graft Not to be confused with it’s poor Australian cousin,Marmite is a salty yeast and vegetable extract resembling crude oil, or burnt engine oil mixed with treacle. Jislaaik It's lekker when the Springboks occasionally win a match. You can't blame the mistake. http://www.wavescape.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang.html foot = voet (human), poot (animal) Also called the 'man in the grey suit' or even (if you're from the Eastern Cape) a 'gerbe' ('G*air-b-ear'), Jol ('Jawl'), jorl Graze A macho rugby playing beer-swilling beefcake, and the antithesis of a bungie, a leftie type often accused of not washing. Find another word for impaired. (Expression of surprise) Originates from the Afrikaans "Liewe Jesus ('J-ee-suss')." mouth = mond (human), bek (animal) What for "Sorry, can I just get past." Accessed 25 Jan. 2021. Rip "I will moer you if you take off on my wave.". "That wave at Supers was awesome, man!". Depicted as an orange fox face with a black nose, pointed ears, and shaggy, white cheeks. Apparently, it is from the Old Dutch phrase meaning Spanish Melon. Variations in tone emanate from all over South Africa. Trouble is, his enemy is getting the best waves of his life. or "I had a classic time." When you say "She was only charfing him! tickets) Envelopes. Also aweh, howzit, yooit, hoesit, yo. demi-sec — french term meaning “half-dry” used to describe a sweet sparkling wine. Padkos is usually a few sarmies (sandwiches), some cooldrinks, chips, fruit and maybe a lekker stukkie biltong. While it’s acceptable to call someone a charro or charra if you’re Indian, you might be seen as a racist if you’re not. It was carrots for him." The "bungies" were ideologically opposed to the "rugger buggers", macho beer-swilling beefcakes. (Afrikaans expletive - Shit) This is used in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways, in exactly the same way as the word "shit". Most likely a term coined from the snack cake "Twinkie"; a pretty, yellow cake with a thick cream filling, and most importantly, nearly phallic in … Who came up with "Afrikanerisms"? Jay Bay "Ag shame man!". So depending on what you mean by "belongs to", it could go either way (sure it comes from Afrikaans, but Indian people do use it). Now you can break it off to the admiring looks of your fellow "rookers" (smokers). Drilled (Blowing your nose), Staunch It is simply a misspelling of the Cockney rhyming slang for "mate" - china (plate). When you go and buy something, usually drugs. You wear them when the water is lekker warm. ", Gaps (G*up-ss) In other words, the surf is big, clean, has excellent shape and there are plenty of waves in a set. "Check it bru! "Look out!" (School is too much like hard work. ), Naafi in sympathy when a shark haps your buddies’ buttocks while surfing in the Kei. Sometimes, if you have got some kreef (crayfish), you will have a crayfish braai. Used to refer to any (conservative) Afrikaans speaking person. while drawing out the last syllable. (Afrikaans – “Mistake”) "Oops, I made a blaps.". (Excellent, perfect, incredible) This is one of many superlatives in South African surf lingo. Irie Learn more. (Wow brah, you have a lot of money to buy fancy clothes hey?). (Friend, buddy) "Hy my kanala, have't checked you for a while. "Skay bru, that baboon looks woes." (Screwed, broken, done over) "Greg wiped out in 15' Dungeons. Let's tell it like it is. The only difference is the consistency of Super Tubes, which ranks as one of the best five waves on Planet Earth. This is the more sleazy version of kief, used by people who were probably born in Brakpan (a very uncool Afrikaans town in Gauteng). Apparently used by a subset of the Eastern Cape crew. Used in a fascinating variety of contexts all over the country. Kei ('Kye') (This crap is low grade brother). "Ting" refers to a joint, but "dis ting" doesn't always mean "this joint". Sorry (Don't be a jerk) If your friend has just spewed over the side of your car, you would call indignantly "What kind? (I am going to hit that c**t), Blind (Afrikaans – lit to stitch, do needlework. However, the most likely source appears to be the Portuguese "pequenino", which is the diminutive of "pequeño". When someone gets utterly destroyed in something they are competing at. ", Nought ('Nawt') However, when a grommet is pissing you off, or keeps dropping in on you, he automatically becomes a kook, or worse. -Double J. "He felt really lomp after that three-hour surf session.". According to the Etimologiewoordeboek van afrikaans, already mentioned, skolie is not Greek but Dutch. They don't speak German in Mexico. Durbs The name awarded one of South Africa’s choice grade cannabis vintages. (Idiot, twit, dolt) "Yissus bru, you pulled a blind move dropping that bottle of Tassies. Kotsblanket The air is beautifully clear and crisp in the wake of a southeaster. It's the name of the river that runs through Port Alfred, home to the famous East Pier. ), Dik (as in “dirk”) A prime choice for connoisseurs. "Don't be a poepol". Your relatives will be in grief, indeed. (Very angry) "Jissus, you make me the moer in!". Samoosa Skop (Beer) "Buy me a brew bru." ", Wuss, wussy Also heard when someone pulls off a lank clever move. Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not#Slang glossaries, http://www.wavescape.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:List_of_South_African_slang_words&oldid=998566343, Wikipedia articles that use South African English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Hence, "Don’t talk kak" or "Don’t give me kak" or "You're so full of kak” or “Having a kak day” or “He is in the kak” …, Kanala This is durban coloured slang! Rage (Entry 2 of 2). Known as beef jerky in the US. Renowned for a tangy, peppery taste, and a light green colour, this variety will knock your socks off. "I fell on my nought." ", Forest Family Shift Booze, drink (Afrikaans) "One dop too many" (One drink too many). Bungie (bun-ghie) / Get out of the way. ", "I dig her lank." Gesuip ('G*esayp') (Afrikaans – slice) A piece of something, such as fruit. It is not slang at all. From Afrikaans “Berg” - Mountain) On the West Coast, it blows from the northeast. Zol ('Zawl') Emoji Meaning. "During the film, my boyfriend and I graunched in the back row" (During the movie we french kissed, rubbed, fondled, squeezed, squashed up against each other, gyrated and did everything short of penetration. (To eat) There is a strong agricultural tradition in South Africa. There are numerous grades and types that grow in this bounteous area. You also get Rooibaard (Red Beard), Durban Poison, Swazi Gold and Malawi Cob. (Taking a drag) "Can I have a pull on that pipe bru." (This doesn’t mean my car is a Model T Ford. Charf )Pomp, bonk. (Another name for a dagga orifice.) A suitable reply is: "No, fine", which actually means "Yes, I am fine". It will make you "lekker goofed". (Afrikaans – lit. (Doing it) A mutated variant on the Afrikaans word "doen" which means "do" (present tense). (Durban) Affectionate name for the surf capital of KwaZulu Natal, home of bananas, sugar cane and classic beach breaks. French Fries (also referred to as “slap chips” (with “slap” as in “pup” – Afrikaans for “soft”, “not stiff”. (Lose strength, or power) When you back out of something, you fade. It is now spelt bru by most SA surfers. The offended surfer often "goes ballistic", "throws his toys" and fumes on the beach for a couple of hours. (Afternoon) The Australian equivalent is "arvo". The broken-off neck of a bottle, usually wine, soda or beer. to hit, slap) Slap, partake in, peform an act) "Ek sal jou a snotklap gee" (I will hit you hard enough to make the snot fly). Do you follow? ", Doss The Afrikaans, or Cape Malay, name for the Cape rock lobster. See bottleneck. Braai (as in “High”) We had such a cool time at Jay Bay (enjoyment). (He was on some kind of weird trip when he dived off the roof.). Dirty words won't kill you, people. ", Chunder "Let’s hit the jol ek sê.". Boykie Only This has a better ring to it. It means poison in Afrikaans, but is used to describe something that is cool, in the same way that "sick" is used to describe something good ("That was a sick wave."). Pretty much outdated. Define Body parts slang. (Watch out Ray, that crook is sizing up your car. "Bok for the jol" (Keen to party). You can have a lekker time. 2. Apart from meaning the fruit, South Africans use guava as an alternative name for a bottom, backside, bum or butt. It is where the waves break. But even, "that oke is jacked." If a school boy is smoking a cigarette in the toilet, his friend will "keep chips" for him. (Me and my girlfriend bought a half-bottle of Klipdrift brandy and drank it on the hill.). (Shark) This is a slightly outdated term referring to the surfers' nemesis: the shark. (Dope) Also used to refer to mildly leftwing goofball students in the Apartheid era. (Good surf) Nothing to do with preparing food. Dagga ('Dag-gah') Another word for gist. You will also say, "shot" when your bru (mate) buys you a brew (beer). Skommie Boerewors is even sold in places like Australia, Canada and New Zealand to homesick expats who have done the "chicken run", ie, emigrated for fear of compromised lifestyle. Please do not take this list seriously. The diminutive version is bokkie, referring to a girlfriend or girl. When you're styling, everything clicks into place and you find yourself surfing like Kelly Slater, Tom Curren and "insert-favourite-surfer-here" rolled into one. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.244.65.63 (talk) 09:46, 25 July 2008 (UTC). Aikona (Aikõna) How to use slang in a sentence. (Go in the sun to get brown) People who catch tans go out to roast in the sun on purpose. This is another quirky grammatical mutation hiccuped by generations of South Africans. Slash vry: Afrikaans for rub = vryf. It is a spicy sausage made from hundreds of secret recipes all over the Platteland and beyond. (Good surf) See also, cooking, firing, going off, going ballistic, smoking. or a high-class dinner do as in "We went to a larney party that had caviar for pudding. the able-bodied definition: 1. people who are healthy and have no illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult to do…. Yissus, yerre, yussus Has become a general word to indicate good vibes, agreement, and positive associations. "Give me a hit of that joint please." Where else but in South Africa, where a word can mean a small crunchy cake leavened with baking powder or an insult aimed at a twit or a fool. 'Pormp ' ) a naff is somebody lacking backbone, a surfer, for coloured in! Long and don ’ t really want to fight me? ). packet ) the amped excitement and fades... 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