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post #1 of 12 Old 11-14-2011, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Just had to do this :D You know you are South African when...

Even though the people on this forum probably won't understand these, other than the few fellow South African's, I just couldn't resist

People talk about robots when they really mean traffic lights.

You find out there's nothing to watch on TV or it's broadcasting in 11
different official languages.

You see a traffic circle even though the road is only 3 metres wide.

There's kingklip on every restaurant menu.

The waiter snatches your plate the instant your knife and fork are
parallel.

When the road narrows, the guy to the rear of you has right of way.

Votes have to be recounted until the right party wins.

You don't stop at a red rob.... traffic light, in case somebody
hijacks your car.

A shop clerk makes you feel as if he/she is doing you a favour by
letting you buy from their shop.

You save up for months to buy a video machine for someone to steal.

You pay 3 times the value for the above mentioned video machine.

You call a trunk a “boot”

You call an elevator a “lift”

You call a hood a “bonnet”

You call a Barbeque a “Braai"

You call a bathing suit a “swimming costume”.

You know the rules of Rugby better than any referee.

You can do your monthly shopping on the pavement.

You know what Rooibos Tea is, even if you’ve never had any.

“Now now” or “just now” can mean anything from a minute to a month.

You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela.

Travelling at 120 km/h you’re the slowest vehicle on the highway/freeway.

The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they are.

You go to braais regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.

You can sing your national anthem in four languages, and you have no idea what it means in any of them.


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post #2 of 12 Old 11-22-2011, 03:02 AM
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Had to add, being South African and all . . .

My aunt stopped at a red light and got rear-ended. the driver said he didn't expect her to stop. What the heck are you meant to do at a red light?

I understand the national anthem! ..... All the english bits anyway . . . .

Additionally: you know you're South African when

You use the expletive "Djy!"

You can't fetch your ID book because you don't have an ID book to identify yourself with

You know there are 11 official languages, but you can only name four of them

You consider a car on the side of the road with no wheels to be perfectly normal

You have a braai at least once a week
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-22-2011, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Had to add, being South African and all . . .

My aunt stopped at a red light and got rear-ended. the driver said he didn't expect her to stop. What the heck are you meant to do at a red light?

I understand the national anthem! ..... All the english bits anyway . . . .

Additionally: you know you're South African when

You use the expletive "Djy!"

You can't fetch your ID book because you don't have an ID book to identify yourself with

You know there are 11 official languages, but you can only name four of them

You consider a car on the side of the road with no wheels to be perfectly normal

You have a braai at least once a week
That ID thing is SO true! I've been waiting for my ID for 16 months And btw, t's wonderful to actually "see" a fellow South African! I knew there were a few on here. but I'd never seen one...
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-22-2011, 06:24 AM
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Very interesting even if I had to google a few things.

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-16-2011, 12:12 PM
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“Now now” or “just now” can mean anything from a minute to a month.
Haha! And here I am thinking I was the only one with a weird sense of time!
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-18-2015, 07:29 AM
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they are all so true lol im SA but what Boot do you mean?
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-19-2015, 09:31 AM
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that sound funny in any language :)

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-21-2015, 01:52 PM
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i think they mean the car one
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-21-2015, 08:05 AM
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I had to add one:
You know you're South African when all the lights in the suburb go out and you don't even panic.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-22-2015, 10:25 AM
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Lol you guys. You South Africans are the closest people to me (Namibia) if You know any Namibians let me know!!! But most of that SA stuff applies to us as well
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