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message 1: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Here you can nominate any word that is proudly South African for us to read in April.

Then we take the word we voted on and read a book starting with a letter in the word, or a author's name/surname that starts with the letter.

For example:

Z -
U - Uglies
L - Lover Eternal
U -

Nominations will be open until 10th of March.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok I nominate a proudly SA word... Jol


message 3: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Still thinking of one :P


message 4: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Just started reading The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavic, set in Hillbrow "during the tumultuous years of apartheid's demise", and the OKE is having a DOP, so I'd like to nominate those two (if I may have two?) :0)


message 5: by Lerize (new)

Lerize (atalanta) | 70 comments BLIKSEM


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

hahaha love those words! Oke and dop...
What about Poppie, as in "she's a nice poppie that one" :)


message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Shannon wrote: "so I'd like to nominate those tw..."

Sure :)

Niecole wrote: What about Poppie, as in "she's a nice poppie that one" :)"

I like Poppie!


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Yes, Poppie is sweet... :)
And loads of people in SA use that word.


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Shannon wrote: "Just started reading The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavic"

Ivan Vladislavic!!!

I was trying so hard to remember that name the other day and I just couldn't. Drove me crazy.

Would you recommend his book(s) Shannon?


message 10: by Lu (last edited Mar 03, 2010 08:15AM) (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Ok how about JAGS - "horny". May also mean "crazy" or "mad". Examples: Person A: I want to get robbed Person B: Are you jags?


message 11: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Lu wrote: "Ok how about JAGS - "horny". May also mean "crazy" or "mad". Examples: Person A: I want to get robbed Person B: Are you jags?"

Is that 'JAS'? At least, that's how I always heard it used in Cape Town, although I also been told that some slang is a bit different in CT.


message 12: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Nope its Jags :)


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

haha thats a good word!
Ok I thought of more yesterday, nice good afrikaans words
Kiekie meaning photograph
Makietie meaning party


message 14: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Lol you can choose 2 :P


message 15: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Lauren wrote: "Shannon wrote: "Just started reading The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavic"

Ivan Vladislavic!!!

I was trying so hard to remember that name the other day and I just couldn't. Drove me crazy..."


Hi Lauren, I'm holding judgement for now - this is the first one of his that I've tried, and I put it aside after about 30 pages - I got the feeling that he was just writing to show off his knowledge of South African words/terms, places, names etc, and that irritated me. But it might just have been that I was in the wrong mood, so to be fair, I will try it again sometime.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

What about Bru... as in "jis my bru, how are you doing??" meaning my brother...


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Sorry I'm getting carried away, but I think as living in the Western Cape we tend to have just a tad more interesting words here hehe


message 18: by Lu (last edited Mar 05, 2010 07:51AM) (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
Ok a Summary:


Niecole - Jol
- Poppie
- Kiekie
- Makietie
- Bru
Shannon - OKE
- DOP
Lerize - BLIKSEM
Lu - JAGS

Lol ok So Niecole has been over excited! Which is awesome, but you still need to choose 2 :P


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Ah ok if I have to :)
Kiekie and Poppie


message 20: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
hehe ty :)


message 21: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12633 comments Mod
My second one: SKULP - Shell


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Ooh thats pretty...


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

I've got so many... But I'll keep them for another month


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