WELCOME IN OUR WORLD DOWN HERE AT THE TIPE OF AFRICA
Here I will just share some of the phrases/actions of my country.
You travel 100’s of kilometres to see a wee bit of snow
You understand the word “ja-nee” (yes-no). Absolutely no one else in the world would even consider putting two opposites next to each other to express confirmation
Biltong (dried raw meet) and droë wors is our favourite snack while watching rugby
And you know the rules of Rugby better than any referee!
You know what is Rooibos Tea – even if you do not like the taste
And the same goes for the famous Mrs Balls chutney (nothing else just tastes the same)
It is proven that a taxi can move twice as much as the certified number of people on one trip
We call a barbecue a braai – because it is not the same as a barbecue!
Prisoners go on strike and are allowed to vote
We call a pick up truck a bakkie – and a Hilux is the ultimate bakkie driven in SA
We call Tennis Shoes “Tekkies” – but when you say ‘check the Tekkies on that Beetle’ it actually means ‘have you seen the tyres on that Volkswagen!’
Over here we call a trunk of a car the “boot”
We call a traffic light a “robot”
You paint your car’s registration number on the roof
We continue to wait for a couple of seconds after a traffic light has turned to green to make way for taxis travelling in the opposite direction.
Travelling at 120 km/h you’re the slowest vehicle on the highway/freeway
When you have a drivers’ license and you can’t drive, because you paid someone to get a fake one
The Gau train is being introduced, but we can’t fix potholes in the suburbs
Sometimes you need to produce a R100 note instead of your driver’s licence when stopped by a traffic officer