South African Lingo

In Communication, Griot, News, Sports, Travel on June 19, 2010 at 5:46 am

Here are a few WORDS to keep you in step and hip during the FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER events. I’ve long boasted about communicating in GRIOT which is a W. African Linguistic (including passing down stories & world news in rhyme), but during FIFA “JOL” will take you a long way.

Josh Levs of CNN and Nadia Belchek (CNN S. African Anchor & Producer) introduces us to “the hip talk”:

JOLSo we go on a Jol. That means we go to a party. You can either use the word as a verb or a noun. You and I can go JOLLING tonight”; which means partying.

ZHOOSH –means sharp as in a compliment to ones dress style. You look so ZHOOSH tonight.

GATVOL — means fed up. For example, I can be GATVOL of a situation or a person when enough is enough.

BABBELAS— means hang over. I have a BABBELAS…likely from last nights JOL. 🙂

Straight from the mouths of Nadia and Josh Levs – I have duly heard,
I’m Qui
saying “Happy June Teenth” ; always learn something new. WORD!

  1. Thank you for all your likes you give me.

    • You’re so very welcome. We’re here to learn from and encourage each other. Right? Boy am I learning from your ‘handy work’ – the least I can do is ENCOURAGE you to keep it up. You’re bettering the world, ‘one dish at a time’. (:

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