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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:16 pm

Okie, Matthys,

you two are too cozy here :hmz:

up with this, I will not put.
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:26 pm

Welcome to join us MM :)
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:29 pm

Okie, you do know of course that I am a soutpiel. :wink:

We won't translate that one :whistle:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby Dotty » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:31 pm

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:34 pm

Not to interrupt the interesting and quaint names of places, but to add to the topic, what about words used here in SA to describe items which are different to how visitors from off shore describe the items.

Thinking here of a car boot for the, is it, trunk of a car?

Garage for a petrol station and petrol not gas that goes into the car.

Robots/traffic lights.

There must be many?
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:41 pm

DB :roll:

you might have opened a can of worms here :roll:

the word rubber/erasure comes to mind. :wink:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:42 pm

Matthys , now that is a very interesting animal you mentioned . Baardskeerder .
It refers to an Arachnid , and it looks like a spider , but is not a spider . It is a member of the Solifugae , and has six legs instead whereas a spider has 8 .
It is also called a "rooiman " ( redman ) , or roman ( sort of short for rooiman ) , haarskeerder ( hair-shearer ) , son spinnekop ( sun spider ) .
They hunt at night , running after their prey , and boy , can they move :doh: You should see them :big_eyes: They will catch anything from another spider , scorpion , lizard , crickets , small frogs , you name it :big_eyes:

By the way , even spinnekop , translated means "spinning head " :D .

So , really nice , that one :thumbs_up:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:48 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Okie, you do know of course that I am a soutpiel. :wink:




We just say "soutie " , or "rooinek " ( redneck ) - which does not have the same meaning as the rednecks in America , of course .
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Okie, you do know of course that I am a soutpiel. :wink:




We just say "soutie " , or "rooinek " ( redneck ) - which does not have the same meaning as the rednecks in America , of course .
Tread softly , and let your departure not be spoiled by the damage of your arrival

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:50 pm

okie wrote:You should see them :big_eyes:

I have seen them, Okie ! :big_eyes: If you should ever hear an EEEEK ! from this side of Worcester.....it would be me seeing one again !
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:52 pm

:think: Now I wonder which side of Vooster that could be :hmz:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:56 pm

:lol: On the side where the traffic cops have been doing speed traps recently :slap:
Not that they caught moi ! :wink:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:00 pm

I thought that Woess..ter always had traffic cops.
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby MATTHYS » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:02 pm

We do, MM :thumbs_up: Just not where we had them now :wink:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread postby okie » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:03 pm

Never see any traffic cops :whistle: Its the camera traps that get me wherever I go :evil:
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