THE UN-OFFICIAL AMERICAN / SOUTH AFRICAN / BRITISH DICTIONARY OF COMMONLY USED WORDS IN THE 'NEW SOUTH'
ESSENTIAL FOR ALL NEWCOMERS TO THE SOUTH!
You may think that folks will be able to understand what you mean, if you use 'funny words' in weird contexts - but just because you can work out what they are saying doesn't mean it's reciprocal!
As Winston Churchill once said....."We are two nations divided by a common language"
COMPILED BY DI STEWART
This list has come about following a series of sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious situations when SA or UK English speaking folks live in the USA. I hope that you enjoy the humorous way in which I have experienced the use of The Queen's English and South African English in America! Asking for certain things in a store can be a harrowing experience as many items are called completely different names. Please feel free to send us ones you have found! firstname.lastname@example.org