Some Afrikaans slang exposed…

Vaalie - One from the wrong (Northern) side of the River Vaal. Distinguished by being surgically attached to their BMW keyrings, Vaalies are the ones who'd rather live in an oxygen-free smog-drenched crime-fest than reduce their consumption of hair products and fake nails [prounounced. "naaaay-uhls"].

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Here are some Afrikaans terms that I thought I would share with you, along with their true meanings:

dronk vir driet – drink too much and get highly emotional

Jou ma – Either you’re looking for a fight, messing with a mate or you’re from Mitchell’s Plain. Either way, the chances of the full version of this being tolerated here are slim.

Dop – a drink, basically a shot or a beer.

Gatvol – literally means arse-full but is mainly used as someone who is Fed-up.

Spook en Diesel – Klipdrift/Wellinton brandy and coke. Like drinking sump oil dissolved in acetone, only not as posh. Rots the brain beyond hope of recovery. Favourite drink of Dutchmen and Jake White.

Moegu – A stupid person or someone who is a bit off the pace in the social scene.

Dagga-dop-en-pomp – The essentials for a good night out in SA.

Vaalie – One from the wrong (Northern) side of the River Vaal. Distinguished by being surgically attached to their BMW keyrings, Vaalies are the ones who’d rather live in an oxygen-free smog-drenched crime-fest than reduce their consumption of hair products and fake nails [prounounced. “naaaay-uhls”]. The annual migration of the Vaaldebeest herds at Christmas to the coast is one of the great sights of Africa.

Slapgat – literally means loose-arsed. I know it to mean being a lazy naai.

Lus – I’m keen

Jags – very horny

Spanner valley – Any town/suburb where spanners live. Mostly applied to towns in the Vaal Triangle (Vereeniging – Vanderbijlpark – Sasolburg)

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  1. Antonetta Domingez November 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

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