Word usage

The first of what likely will be periodic updates on how South Africans and Americans use words differently:

A vegetarian Afrikaaner: Someone who eats chicken

My small Toyota utility truck: My bakkie (pronounced more like bucky)

A free newspaper: A knock and drop

A traffic light: A robot

A dam: A lake formed by a dam

The wall: A dam that forms a lake

A professor: A lecturer

A backyard barbeque: A braai, pronounced brei


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  1. Love your language class, Gary.

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