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South Africa English - a guide for other mother tongues

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Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:51 pm Unread post
Maybe thats what he would rather be :hmz:
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:07 pm Unread post
Or Raaderbee :roll:

Remember the Zim player Peter Ndlovu, whose name thay abused to Und love.


dinguses and so forth

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Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:39 am Unread post
I am wondering what others use. When I get excited, confused or overwhelmed, my words get stuck. I then have a couple of favourite substitutions.

dingus.. anything that moves
sies... anything that moves and smells
eish.. any situation involving dinguses and sies.

Do you have any favourites? Mine are often used in the Park, with my friends and talking to my bank manager.


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:02 am Unread post
Very good Meandering Mouse! :lol: We (at the office) had one favourite word that covered everything when I was still working. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what it is on this Forum, I don't want to be banned! :redface: I'm still trying to get rid of that word, but it really says it all! :wink:


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:05 am Unread post
Hilda, I have a few of those too :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure that you mean, "oh golly gosh" :wink:


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:40 am Unread post
Eish MM :D Good thread :thumbs_up:

Mine is Stuff... a firm favourite that covers much and nothing at once :D
Also love to use it's a Um yes um thingiemagig :tongue:

Another one in the heat of excitement is There! There! There! without the aid of pointing :whistle:

I have also found that I tend to repeat everything in triplicate when particulary excited :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:17 am Unread post
Apparently when I'm trying to explain to No2 son (aka TechnoWhiz) about problems with the computer and associated cords and plugs etc, I saw doo-dad a lot ie 'you know, the doo-dad that goes into the thingy'
I'm told I also say 'fruit loops' a lot but only when I'm on the 'not swearing wagon' and when I see or hear of something really 8) I say 'groovesmobile' (pronounced groovesmobeel) - yeah I know, makes no sense to me either! :redface:


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:19 am Unread post
Caracal is your new kitchen completed ??

I use the word thingamy or whatchamacallit and the real Hugh uses Shhhhhhh erbet ( he will not swear) usually when he done something like dropping the paint tin onto the carpet.


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:48 am Unread post
When I was a kid our budgie used to say" that Dot's a bugger" He got the expression from my Dad :lol: I wonder why :roll:
My favourite is Oh shoot!! close enough to the parrot language to relieve the tension :lol: Although can use the "real stuff" when really riled :redface:


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Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:17 pm Unread post
My elder son calls any gadget a magafta (spelling???).

My younger son calls me Fred and I call him Jimmy. He calls his mother Fred's wife......So does the current girlfriend....We have got to know a Gladys and a Mabel.....


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Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:40 am Unread post
Meandering Mouse wrote
Ja-well-no- fine.

Fortunately my children have easy names.

Sweetie
Dingus
Boy

and Sausage.


:funny: :lol:

Any plant (especially small, herbaceous) that is not almost immediately identifiable = "BokkenFossie" :twisted: . Unfortunately, this "bokkenfossie" trick doesn't work well with an unidentifiable bird! :doh:

There are also a few other unmentionables (well, unmentionable on this forum!... :redface: )


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Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:13 pm Unread post
Dabchick wrote

Any plant (especially small, herbaceous) that is not almost immediately identifiable = "BokkenFossie" :twisted: . Unfortunately, this "bokkenfossie" trick doesn't work well with an unidentifiable bird! :doh:

There are also a few other unmentionables (well, unmentionable on this forum!... :redface: )


It does actually work with birds.......mokkenfossie........ :slap:


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Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:02 pm Unread post
:hmz: Let's get bach to dinguses.

In sports where you hit a ball/shuttlecock/disc etc, I found it easier to call the thing you hit it with a bat, instead of all the confusing names given. :roll:


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Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:45 am Unread post
" Blithering idiot" is excellent for use in heavy traffic - most people (including taxi drivers) can't lip read the expression :twisted:
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