IN TWEETS: Southafricanisms that should be included in the dictionary

Phrases in the running for the South African word of the year are state capture, white monopoly capital, and blesser. The announcement will be at midday today. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Few things slide of the tongue as easily and comfortably as your mother tongue. 

In South Africa, which can safely be described as a hodge-podge of cultural and linguistic influences, so-called Southafricanisms have become as reliable a fall-back as more linguistically pure mother-tongues and sometimes, nothing else can say it as well. 

On Monday, the Pan South African Language Board announced the 2017 word of the year, but Twitter has a few additional suggestions...

READ: State capture is SA's Word of the Year









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