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
> abantu abu baie bane kwal'nge-cherry?
> This is South Africa's latest street slang -- a mix
> the 11 official languages with nicknames thrown in
> 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.
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