The derivation is from suip (animal drinking water). His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla (Roli-shla-shla) Mandela. You don’t really want to smoke them if you can help it, but if you have to ... Skollie ('Skaw-llie') (Make a pipe) Someone telling a friend to make, light and smoke a bottleneck will say, "Kap it bru." See more. Originated in the townships among the youth, and still used. (He was on some kind of weird trip when he dived off the roof.). Bot is a know word in Afrikaans meaning closed off or being blunt in your explanation. )Another way of saying no, but also a sign of incredulous response. Boer Pretty much outdated. Booze, drink (Afrikaans) "One dop too many" (One drink too many). (Afrikaans - Stingy) This is not a fish, but a noun or verb referring to extreme stinginess. "Oke, quit charfing my sister, I'm getting hacked off now and I'm gonna moer you. See also skate. Pronounced "snoop" (as in "look") in the same way as snoek. (I guess you haven`t been down to "blue lagoon" and/or Phoenix lately. With words like firing, smoking, barrel and going off, it’s a natural progression to ballistic. "When she left me my heart was stukkend" (my heart was smashed tight with despair), "I was stukkend last night" (wrecked) or "I smaak you stukkend" (I dig you lank). Another way to ask would be to replace "hit" with the word "drag". --List Expert 23:39, 4 August 2006 (UTC). From Aggro-Aussie, when Aussie surfers were the most aggressive. (Afrikaans – from “lam” paralysed, lame) Welt. “Slang” is a type of informal English. (Diminutive of “boy”, having used the Afrikaans method to indicate “small”) Macho types or rugger buggers call their mates this, particularly if their friend is a man’s man. In fact, all slashing, cutting, ripping motions can be applied to a surfer who is "going off" in "cooking waves". Klippies and coke It is very much working class indian slang)All in all, no one can beat the afrikaans slang! (Afrikaans – slice) A piece of something, such as fruit. A macho rugby playing beer-swilling beefcake, and the antithesis of a bungie, a leftie type often accused of not washing. Jay Bay Grommet For instance, "getting ready for the fancy dress is such a las.". "connection – a friend, mate, chommie" - This has been used in the USA long before South Africa (Probably many other places as well) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:10, 9 April 2015 (UTC), Last time I looked, a kangaroo's pouch is on the front. Kaartjies Shredding "Bok for the jol" (Keen to party). See Lusisikiki Lime Greens. ), Graft Backstop Information and translations of bodied in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Padkos is usually a few sarmies (sandwiches), some cooldrinks, chips, fruit and maybe a lekker stukkie biltong. Grief (Stoned) "Busting that neck made me so on." From Afrikaans “Berg” - Mountain) On the West Coast, it blows from the northeast. Blow chunks “wave” as in “wave goodbye”.) This is then wedged in the bottom of the bottleneck so the dagga doesn’t fall out when you bust it or take a hit. My opinion is that many of the words listed here are not slang, but rather South Africanisms. Renowned for a tangy, peppery taste, and a light green colour, this variety will knock your socks off. It is often used to describe a temporary loss of brain cells. "Give me a hit of that joint please." The word "no" is often taken to mean "yes". West, way west It means poison in Afrikaans, but is used to describe something that is cool, in the same way that "sick" is used to describe something good ("That was a sick wave."). Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times. Both red and white wines can be full-bodied. Naff When a hottie (good surfer) slices up a wave, he uses his surfboard as a carving knife. (Cantaloupe) A delicious orange coloured melon. The best are in Cape Town, cultural home of the Malay community. (Stoned) "That spliff made me so goofed. This is outdated usage. (Afrikaans – “skiner” - Gossip, news) The kind of gossip that goes on behind your back. Afrikaans has a lot of words that basically mean the same thing for animals and humans. "Good surf bru. (Exhausted, tired) "Jissus, my broer, I am kished after that 6 hour session" (Gee, man, I am exhausted after that 6 hour surf) or "I am kished out. "I was slukking a dop when that oke caught a klap for slukking his zol." ", For coloured people in the Cape, it means "Friend". It is simply a misspelling of the Cockney rhyming slang for "mate" - china (plate). ('Ay-tah') e.g. Not to be confused with fluke, also pronounced "flook" by South Africans, meaning something happening by accident. Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not#Slang glossaries, http://www.wavescape.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:List_of_South_African_slang_words&oldid=998566343, Wikipedia articles that use South African English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. If not, use “fucked up”, which is not fixable. Kook (Aggravation) Usually used in this context: "Don't tune me grief." Legend, Lej (Afrikaans) A crook or thief. When the surf is cooking, it’s "going off its face", "firing", "pumping", "cranking", "going off its pip", "kraaking", "sick", "rad", "perfect", "going ballistic", etc. The debris, or detritus, left at the bottom of the jar, or bank packet, after you used up the best of your stash. "That spectacular wipeout at Super Tubes was a jol (rush).". Only Or when your buddies try and give you a skrik as you walk past the cemetery. "Surfers' Disco was humming last night. You will end your letter, "Shot, Peter" You will say "shot bru" when you say goodbye to a friend. Styling Dop ('Dorp') "Peter was perfectly slotted" (Peter rode the tube perfectly). Pit Stop, Stoppe ('Staw-pper') They don't speak German in Mexico. Pull an action I do feel they are comparable, however. They are baggies. Platteland Not to be confused with the rugby playing variant, which is short for Springbok. It's lekker when the Springboks occasionally win a match. "It's as cold as a polar bear's nought." Best when the bread is fresh. (Me and my girlfriend went with the hobos in the bakkie to buy a bank packet), Barnie It is because Afrikaners directly translate their idiom into English. "I will moer you if you take off on my wave.". Chorb To duck under a broken wave by pushing the front of your surfboard under the water, then levering the back of the board with your knee or foot as the wave passes overhead. ", Gaps (G*up-ss) (Kiff, lekker, nice) "How was the surf? or on its own as a way of saying "excuse me?" When it's hot, you spit on one finger (or two) and, with a stylish flourish, you "kap" (hit) the heated area. ", Chunder Also aweh, howzit, yooit, hoesit, yo. Snart "Sorry, can I just get past." (Where are you coming from?) (Friend, buddy) "Jimmy's my big connection bru. There’s also … Apart from meaning the fruit, South Africans use guava as an alternative name for a bottom, backside, bum or butt. A cheeky child is stroppy. (Hassle, hard work) "It's such a schlep working for someone. Originates from the Khoikhoi word dachab, Deck (Afrikaans - In the nude) When you are caught running around your girlfriend's house with no clothes on, you are kaalgat. You can feel lekker. ), Moer ('Moor-r') —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 04:22, 2 March 2008 (UTC). This means you are a complete idiot. (Coincidence, lucky break, by chance) If you never get barrelled, or tubed, but somehow get slotted by closing your eyes inside a closeout wave, and suddenly find yourself in the open air again, your friend could legitimately say: "That tube was a vloek". (Afrikaans) Sleazy ruffian Also skollie, skate, skebenga, skelm. The rave is similar to a Rage, but tends to be a little less intense. Someone who can’t surf and gets in everyone’s way. That malpit's riding that 12-footer right toward the rocks, china!". Jeet (Punch) It's not an indent in the road, a switch to dim your car headlights, nor a action you do with your head. (Talk, communicate with) It's the correct way to pronounce tune! (From Afrikaans “Tjoekie” - Jail) I was chucked in the chookie for chooning that chick who turned out to be a cop. in sympathy when a shark haps your buddies’ buttocks while surfing in the Kei. ", you are NOT saying "She was charfing only him", or "Only she was charfing him." Eastern Cape people often call black people "pekkies". A descriptive word relating to a feeling of weakness, or lethargy. "Indaba" and "Inyanga" are loanwords, not slang. Defined by whom? “Scaredy pants”) "Don't be a bangbroek. Knaters From indigenous Nguni language meaning “No”. (Money) "Jissus broer, you got lank marcha for the larney kittes ek se." Grommets are schoolkids. Gatvol ('G*at-fawl') (SE trade wind) This strong trade wind blows from the southeast in summer, and flattens Cape Town. Kotsblanket (To tell, to talk, to provoke) For instance, "Don’t tune me grief" (Don’t give me your bullshit) or "Are you tuning me kak?" http://www.wavescape.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang.html "Don't be a poepol". The famous South African greeting. I would like to claim this as our own "durban coloured slang" not indian. swelled v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." Fluke ('Flook') (Don't be a jerk) If your friend has just spewed over the side of your car, you would call indignantly "What kind? Another way of pulling into a tube. (Mate, don't you think this surfboard stringer is not straight?). (Afrikaans - A fright, frighteningly ugly) After being held down for 30 seconds in the kelp at Crayfish Factory, you might get a bit of a "skrik". (I am going to hit that c**t), Blind The waves come in, rebound off the wall and travel sideways into the oncoming swell. Pavement Bergwind testicles) A man's tackle, balls, gonads, marbles, albasters, braaipack. Lacking in the social graces, "Van" is usually a "plaas japie" (farm boy) from the platteland. (I dropped my pants and mooned). The Etimologiewoordeboek van afrikaans (van Wyk, 2003) says nè comes probably from Dutch : nie(t) waar, cites Boniface in 1832 recording "Hy zeg mus daar woord zoopies verkog, neh". It's someone who is crazy, or whacky, or weird, maybe someone a few beers short of a sixpack. Knyp ('Ker-nape') South Africa is a colourful country and the various coloquialisms used by the different cultural groups makes it a fascinating place. And you won't be around to tune them anything. A term used to describe a woman with a great body but not a great face. The name is self explanatory. "Can I bum a twak?" "I fell on my nought." (Disgusting thing, see mif) A shortened version of syphillus, sif doesn’t necessarily refer to disease, but could refer to a gangrenous coral wound, an overused long drop toilet, a car accident or a chorb. Can't even use 'native African' (like the native American model) because that would include the San etc. (Rising swell, or organised person) "The surf is jacking up" (The surf is getting bigger). Spadework It's not a tropical disease, just a general "Hey like" lethargy brought on by the mindboggling quality of the dope. Skelm ('Skellum') Ostrich is very tasty. As well (Accent on 'as') (Also, Me too) A person who says, "Jees, I'm kished bru." 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