How far

This is a common Nigerian greeting that means "How is everything?" or "How is it going?". It is a simple, informal greeting that’s best used with people you know well, or in casual settings.


Hey man, How far?

Ikati ilele eziko

This is a Xhosa figure of speech that describes hunger or poverty. It directly translate to "a cat is sleeping in the fire (cooking) place (or stove if you may say)". So the cat is sleeping where people are supposed to be cooking because there's no fire and no food to cook.


Grandma had to send the kids back to their mothers because ikati ilele eziko.

FLOTUS

First Lady Of The United States


Did you hear that the FLOTUS plagiarized her speech?

Menenja

A Zulu pronunciation of "manager".
It can also mean you are standing with a dog.


No one:
Zulu guy: My friend is now a menenja at Transnet.

Laduma

Laduma is a South African phrase that is generally spoken (or screamed) when a goal is scored in soccer.


What a goal... Laduuuuuuumaaaa!!!

Lockdowniversary

Celebrated every year on the 27th of March. The anniversary of the South African Covid-19 lockdown that was supposed to last only 21 days.


Happy lockdowniversary to everyone who is celebrating.

Sbwl

Sbwl is an acronym, and slang for the Xhosa language, which originated from the South African word “ sabaweli”; the meaning of the word was, “ crave, desire, yearn or to want something”.

On social media; is meant to have been created by “gay Xhosa men “ to hide their desire for a woman's man on social media.


1. Sbwl a good man.

2. Sbwl a man with a lot of money

Toyi-toyi

A quasi-military dance-step characterized by high-stepping movements, performed either on the spot or while moving slowly forwards, usually by participants in protest gatherings or marches, and accompanied by chanting, singing, and the shouting of slogans


They were toyi-toying for the lack of service delivery in their community and apparently the money was misused by a local tenderpreneur

Mamelodi Sundowns

The most successful soccer team in South Africa (and most rich). It is nicknamed masandawana or kabo yellow.


Mamelodi Sundowns is winning the league again this season, after snatching it from Kaizer Chiefs last season on the last game.

Covivi

Another term that refers to Covid / Coronavirus.
Also see Coco


The third wave of covivi is looming.




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