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    Didn't NAFI feature as one of the very early ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stadleroux View Post
    Didn't NAFI feature as one of the very early ones?
    Who cares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Who cares.
    Someone who commented that no-one's come up with a good old army acronym yet. That's as good an old army acronym as you can get...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Swambo = She who always must be obeyed or Sy wat altyd met besem opstyg

    IMHO= In my humble opinion

    M2CW= My 2 cents worth

    ROTFLMAO= Roll on the floor laughing my ass off

    etc
    Jislaaik, finally I also know what it stands for, I could quickly figure out that it meant Wife, but couldn't figure out the acronym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stadleroux View Post
    Someone who commented that no-one's come up with a good old army acronym yet.
    What about OFM?

    "On-flippen-moontlik"



    I suppose the English version would be IFP!
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    These should all be put in a book and sold through the Online shop + 1 free sticker.

    Very edumicational thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Swambo= She who always must be obeyed or Sy wat altyd met besem opstyg

    IMHO= In my humble opinion

    M2CW= My 2 cents worth

    ROTFLMAO= Roll on the floor laughing my ass off

    etc
    IMHO is actually - In My Honest Opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weskus0203 View Post
    IMHO is actually - In My Honest Opinion
    I've known it to be "humble" for 20+ years. The jargon file also has it as "humble", and that has been around longer than most of SA has even had Internet access.

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    MOT - Moerige Ou Toppie

    (My 10 yr old daughter's creation!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyG View Post
    I've known it to be "humble" for 20+ years. The jargon file also has it as "humble", and that has been around longer than most of SA has even had Internet access.
    Well never mind the accepted stuff,when most people use it it feels like they really want to say ," in my most Honorable opinion'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falstaf View Post
    I learned that Bakkie is a pick-up and platkar is a normal/sedan/not off-road car, but do we know where these words come from?

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    Hi Gregor! ,to go a little deeper- Afrikaans is a relatively ' young" language bordering on 400 years and having its roots from various European sources , and having French as my native tongue have noticed French words in the language , and while not being able to speak Afrikaans do pick up very quickly on what is meant by some of its words ,such as - platcar = plat in French means flat...., un bac in French means a container hence bakkie was easy to work out ...lots of others, plafond ,mur etc and a very strange one that seem to have been assimilated from the imported work force from Malaysia ,pissang which I believe means bananas , while strongly Germanic and hollandish in its make up ,Afrikaans is truly a ' rainbow' language in the way it has used and assimilated foreign languages to become its own.
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    Kelpie, the number of French words in the English vocabulary is also impressive, approximately 29% of our vocab is of French origin.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._French_origin

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    When I arrived here I couldn't speak English...no wonder I picked it up....thanks for the link!

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    Kelpi.
    Just some facts. Afrikaans is not a new language made up from different european languages and neither originated as a kitchen language

    Afrikaans has a few "adopted" words from other languages but an estimated 90 to 95% of Afrikaans vocabulary is of Dutch origin. (More specific Flemish)

    So rather Afrikaans is a derivation of Dutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpie View Post
    When I arrived here I couldn't speak English...no wonder I picked it up....thanks for the link!
    Ce n'est rien! I feel your pain, I am busy trying to get my head around French at work and making slow headway....
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    PICNIC "error" - Problem in chair not in computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000ms View Post
    PICNIC "error" - Problem in chair not in computer
    Same as the 1D 10T error.
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    True story?
    So now I have a problem
    Was having a discussion
    Argument disagreement with my SWAMBO...
    And she answered me and said .."You know what you are right"...now I have a problem can't argue against that

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    Now I'm
    MUMBO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    True story?
    So now I have a problem
    Was having a discussion
    Argument disagreement with my SWAMBO...
    And she answered me and said .."You know what you are right"...now I have a problem can't argue against that
    How to get the last word in an argument with SWAMBO.........

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