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10 English terms that black South Africans came up with

23 August 2012, 13:42

10. Groovy
Real meaning: Very pleasing
Black meaning: 340ml soft drink can


9. Cold drink (pronounced coldrink)
Real meaning: Opposite of hot drink
Black meaning: Any soft drink especially coke


8. Scuff tin
Real meaning: Scuff - Mark resulting from scraping, Tin - can
Black meaning: Lunch box


7. Ball pen (pronounced Bolben)
Real meaning: Ball point pen
Black meaning: Any pen


6. I'm Sure (pronounced Amsho)
Real meaning: I'm certain
Black meaning: Maybe


5. Gym Dress (Pronounced Jimdress)
Real meaning: Gym - Gymnasium, Dress - Women's clothing
Black meaning: Girls School dress/uniform


4. Double Up (pronounced Dablap)
Real meaning: Twice as much in size
Black meaning: Short cut


3. Straight Back
Real meaning: Extending continuously in a backwards direction without
curving
Black meaning: Corn rows


2. Relax
Real meaning: Calm Down
Black meaning: Chemical Hair Straightening


AND THE PRIZE GOES TO
1. PUSHBACK
Real meaning: Cause to move back by force or influence
Black meaning: Very Popular hairstyle where hair is combed away from
face.

Life Time Award Winners:
Growth
Real Meaning - Process of Growing
Black Meaning - The natural hair when your hair hasn't been relaxed in a
long time

Blind
Real meaning - Lacking sight
Black meaning - Very much

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