Word Of the Week
New year, new me
a year ago
So it’s that time of the year again. You know, the time when you hear many people say, “New year, me.” It is very common to start a new year's resolution on this day. This can be to give something up, like sweets or chocolate, so you can be healthier. Example scenarios: “This year is…
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Ukwaluka
a year ago
It's that time of the year when boys become men, this traditionally happened between the ages of 16 and 26, though for health and safety concerns the South African government made it illegal for a boy under the age of 18 to go to initiations school. The ceremony is when mothers can show off their…
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Slay, not sleigh
a year ago
I’m sure you’ve heard or even read in the comment section on social media when girls or women praise each other by saying, “Slay, queen!” According to Dictionary.com slay, in this particular context, means, “to do something spectacularly well,” especially when it comes to fashion, artistic performance, or self-confidence.” Example scenarios: When your bestie posts…
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The city girls are up!
a year ago
A win for one is a win for all. That is especially the feeling when the phrase “City girls are up” is used. Women hype each other up all the time; if you go to their comment sections on social media, it would most likely be filled with other women complimenting each other. Comments like…
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Fitna
a year ago
This week’s word of the week is fitna. According to the Dictionary of Loanwords in the Cape Muslim Vernacular, written by Mogamat Alexander, fitna means gossip. Fitna is an Arabic word and is used throughout the Cape Muslim culture.  Example scenarios: You and your neighbour are sitting outside, and you both see someone you know.…
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Maaf
a year ago
We all have been in a rush and run into someone by mistake, stepped on people on the train, or made a simple mistake that requires us to apologise. Do you want a new word to use in those situations besides the same old “sorry”? Maaf is that word. According to the Dictionary of Loanwords…
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Yebo
a year ago
I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the term “Yebo”? Directly translated, you’re saying “Yes.” Dictionary.com defines yebo as a “Southern African informal expression of affirmation.” Yebo comes from the isiZulu language, and like with many other South African languages, it is easy and fun to use certain words, despite not being able to speak the language…
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Oh, please!
a year ago
You know that moment when your head goes back in laughter, and you’re like: “Oh, please”? As in, please stop talking nonsense. According to Urban Dictionary, reacting with “Oh Please” is typically used  “… when someone doesn't believe something another is saying.” Another way that Oh Please can be phrased is by saying, “Please, girl.”   Example scenarios:…