The International Relations discussion document places Africa front and centre African and African are the two words used most in the document (83 times each), with the word continent used another 34 times, and Africans another 11 times.
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...
When a beautiful man opens his mouth and says "jaaslaik it bru " as only a vaalie can #SouthAfricanisms— Kirsty Blair (@kirstblair) September 19, 2017
Consciously having to prevent myself from using the word "naartjie" when referring to the fruit in the States. Struggles. #SouthAfricanisms— Bernd Fischer (@Bernd_Fischer) January 12, 2015
#southafricanisms I don't do:— Yuveshni Konar® (@ykdesignsonline) January 18, 2017
- use 'hey' at the end of a sentence.
- overuse 'shame' / 'shame that's nice'
Both so annoying --