South Africa is a unique place. There’s no doubt we have a truck ton of issues to work through, but once in a while, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering that we share a lot of inside jokes.
We love it when you talk foreign, but we’re doing no foreign talking here. Instead, it’s a good old South African round-up of things only those who grew up in Mzansi will understand.
Let’s start off with something everyone will recognise.
The disappointment that you sometimes get when opening one of these tubs.
But seeing this in the fridge after the weekend makes up for the disappointment.
Facts from Chappies
South Africans also understand why this was far more interesting than a school textbook. But many of us are still searching for the facts that got cut off.
This makes you recoil in fear
Oh, the sheer agony.
When a parent picks this up….
… some of us still duck when a stranger on the street bends down to adjust their sloffie.
You know how much this hurts
Absolute hell. But it means you can now walk barefoot on a scorching pavement without the pain.
This is useful
And no, not just for stews and sosaties.
“Vyftig randjies vir jou” makes perfect sense
He never aged.
You see great potential in these
Because braai we must.
The versatility of sorry
Even when we’re not actually sorry.
Ditto for shame
Shem, neh, imagine not getting it.
The Click Song
Knowing what it means. And giggling when people don’t.
Knowing the risk of maths with these
Don’t sit in front.
You don’t just go watch soccer dressed in jeans and a t-shirt
Cause why be boring?
How unbelievably happy this made us
“A goal for all of Africa.”
And how none of us could sleep after this happened in Rio
Lots of sickies being called in that day.
“Do you know my friend? He’s from Kenya”
When it gets below 13 degrees
The constant need to find WiFi passwords, because data hasn’t fallen yet
But we’ll get there