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An Irish perspective on South African English

Okay, to provide some context, I'm Irish (born and raised) and my fiance (soon to be wife next week) is South African. She's Afrikaans speaking and speaks English as a second language, but we also have several South African friends also living here in Ireland from multiple different language groups and races etc, and there's a few things that I find amusing that are specific to South African English, and when I've asked a few friends 'Do you know that's a really specifically South African thing to say', the answer is often 'oh I never thought about it, but yes now that you say it, I haven't heard Irish people ever say that'.

Anyway, I hope this is received in the positive way it's intended! For full disclosure, Hiberno-English as spoken in Ireland is, I think, even more idiosyncratic and unusual, with a lot of our phrases being direct translations from Irish gaelic (that's a conversation for another day and forum). I've no doubt that all other English speaking countries also have their own variations.

Okay, here we go: with a list of what i can think of offhand. I'm going to skip the obvious ones like braai, robot, lekker etc. as I think everyone is by and large very aware that these are Saffa-isms, but here are some potentially lesser known ones (or at least ones that a lot of my friends don't realise are quite specific to SA-English).

I am busy doing .... | This is something I've never heard anyone say in English from Ireland, the UK, US etc. Instead you might hear 'I am currently doing, I am in the middle of doing ....' I can only assume it's a direct translation of 'Ek is besig om ___ te doen' as there is no other way to distinguish in Afrikaans between something one is doing presently and something one does regularly (unless I am mistaken). Even English South Africans I know say this one. EDIT: There’s been some confusion on this one so I must clarify. The specific way in which β€˜I am busy doing...’ is used in SA is what makes this specifically a Saffa thing e.g. I am busy doing my masters degree (as in, I am currently doing something on an ongoing basis, not necessarily something keeping you preoccupied at this exact moment in time)

Must I bring something? | Something a friend may ask if you're having a braai. In Ireland, and possibly in other places, this sounds very harsh and punitive. 'Must I' to me would be 'Do i really have to or 'are you going to make me do this'. Of course, for Saffas, it isn't meant in that way at all,

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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