Say what!?

This is what I really meant to say:

South African

BLERRY (bler-i)
Swear word meaning blimming, blady with a South African twist.

BRAAI (bry)
A method of cooking meat on a grill over hot coals.

BRAAIVLEIS (bry flace)
Grilled meat on a braai.

Alcoholic beverage.

PAPSAK (pup-suck)
“Flatbag” is a description of the silver foiled bag inside a box of wine. The word originated from the CapeFlats in South-Africa,and is used to describe a cheap wine beverage, but perfectly acceptable to drink. The silver foiled bag makes a great beach cushion when finished and blown up. Try it.

SAFFA (sa-fa)
A South African citizen.

YUSSUS (yuh-siss)
Expression of surprise or shock.

Miss M

An alcoholic beverage.

A sweet, lovely person.


HALAS (gga-luss)
Finished. OK.


4 Responses to “Say what!?”

  1. Sherifa January 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Hey !

    I am contacting you from Sept PR we love your blog and would love to have your contact details to add to our media list!

    Thank you

  2. MissM January 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Thanks Sherifa! I dropped you a mail peach.

  3. Phrozenbuns September 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Jislaaik, Sissie,
    Keep up the blogging ‘cos we smaak it stukkend!!!!

    Check out the SA language dictionary here:

    Durban Fan in Muscat.

    • Miss M September 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

      Too kind – thank you! And thanks for the link, need to update this page a bit… oops!

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