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message 1: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Here you can nominate any word that is proudly South African for us to read in October.

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 September.

message 2: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Still thinking lol

message 3: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments Lol I just remembered when my cousin from Canada came here I had to remember to rephrase my sentences and talk slower. Did anyone ever notice how fast Jhb people talk? If I remember right the one sentence that completely got him baffled was "Kassam that laarnie is such a cake" and he gave me a skeef look when I asked him for the whatchya-macalit.

I nominate izit

message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith What's a 'cake'?

I was hanging out with an American friend recently and I mentioned the move Hot Fuzz. I said 'the fuzz' was slang for the police. He said, "Oh, like the popo?"
I thought it best to warn him against ever calling a South African policeman that.

message 5: by Naz (new)

Naz (nazz) | 615 comments Indian slang for idiot.

Lol sweet of you to warn him.

message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Ok, I nominate CAKE then :)

It's kind of like being a chop, hahaha.

message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
hahah I love Cake! The word :P Not real cake, although i love that too!

message 8: by משה (new)

משה So... let them eat CAKE! I know, I know a totally lame joke, particularly for a first post. I'm not sure about the rules of this word nomination, but I suppose if there is anything that exemplifies and encompasses "truly" South African perhaps the word for the month should be MANDELA?


message 9: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Great nomination Marlin! I still have to think of something lol

message 10: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
I nominate JAMMIE - A car

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1262 comments Mod
Just wanted to clarify- was CHOP nominated? IF not I nominate it as well so we can go for a slang/food theme. Well excluding MANDELA who is clearly not edible- Or is he...

message 12: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Nope you can nominate Chop :)

Well if you're a cannibal... i guess so

message 13: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod


Poll will go up tonight, so you still have a bit of time to nominate :)

Please check if I have everything!

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