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Re: Scamto in the news

From:bob thornton <arcanesock@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 3:31
--- Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:

> By Rebecca Harrison > > JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Fancy some Jesus and his > brothers, or a ride in a g-string? And why is it > that > abantu abu baie bane kwal'nge-cherry? > > This is South Africa's latest street slang -- a mix > of > the 11 official languages with nicknames thrown in > for > beer, cars, weapons and sexual positions that has > grown out of the country's sprawling townships. > > Hailed by its fans as a symbol of the country's > diversity 11 years after the end of apartheid, > "scamto" has become the language of choice for South > Africa's black urban youth and its first exhaustive > guide is due out next month. > > Complee story at >
Sounds relatively like AAVE here, or "street" talk. ===== -The Sock "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Read only the mail you want - Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard.