If you haven’t noticed yet, the majority of my posts are filled with some vernacular that stems from my hometown of Cape Town and words that friends and I have made up. Feel free to browse through the glossary and familiarise yourself with these words so that you can experience the full pleasure of my posts.
Banger: A song that gets you revved up at the jol. Whether it be EDM, Trap or a commercial track, when a banger comes on, you’ll be the oke/doll squeaking those tekkies till no tomorrow.
Bezza/Frosties: A delicious ice cold beer.
Binne: When you’ve slammed one too many Jägerbombs and you’re seeing visions like Nostradamus but your brain is in actual fact just doing laps in a pool of alcohol. Binne is short for, “binne in my p**s.”
Burr: Instead of saying the traditional bru (brother in Afrikaans) we sometimes say Burr.
Doll: A female human. The opposite sex.
Tekkies: Nike, Reeboks, Grasshoppers,
Crocs or any other item that you wear on your feet. Aka shoes.
Jol: It means to party. Eg: I was so binne at the jol last night.
Jus: Ultimately it means horny in Afrikaans but it all depends on context. For example, if there’s something that you really like you can say, “that’s a jus pair of shoes.” If someone is annoying you or pissing you off, you can say, “Hey! are you jus!” It’s all about context.
Lit City: Getting inebriated.
Naai: Again, it’s about context and it’s a dirty word. The only way I’ll be using it in is when someone has annoyed you or pissed you off, you can then call them a naai. Eg: Tsek jou Naai! It’s an insult.
Skolly: A Skolly is a like a hooligan or a juvenile delinquent.
If there are any words you have read in my articles that I have failed to address, please send me an e-mail and I’ll be sure to educate you at once.