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Ese is also the singular masculine form of the Spanish demonstrative pronoun meaning this , as well as a letter in the Spanish alphabet. As a term of address , this term was popularized in Spanish-speaking regions of the United States. While not commonly used in Mexico, you're quite likely to hear it in California, for example. In some parts of California ese is used by members of certain gangs to self-identify. Most of the time, though, it just means dude or bro.
Slap chips [slup chips] is a slang phrase for deep-fried potato chips sold at takeaway seafood shops, grocery stores and restaurants. Skinner [skuhn-her] is Afrikaans slang for gossip. Kief [kif], derived from Arabic kayf , means cool, great, awesome or neat. It may sound illogical but makes complete sense in South Africa! A braai is a popular social event in South Africa and even has its own dedicated public holiday, known as National Braai Day, which coincides with Heritage Day celebrated annually on September
Stuck down near the bottom of the world, with a whole lot of animals, thousands of miles of coastline and not much between us and Antarctica besides whales and a few jackass penguins, South Africans have developed some odd linguistic idiosyncrasies. We have 11 official languages as well as a few unofficial and a few extinct ones. Those speaking South African English bring to it an amazingly rich collection of slang from their ethnic backgrounds and regions. While most South African slang is made up of adopted non-English words e. Since South Africans like to travel, you have probably bumped into some of us around the world and possibly even overheard some South African slang. See if you can follow the following exchange:.