Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Boerewors Explained...

My Boerewors
Most of you will know the nickname I have for my husband, my love and significant other - My Boerewors.

Some of you asked what exactly a boerewors is.  So now I'm going to try and explain what I mean....

Firstly, Boerewors is a long thick spicy sausage popular in South African cuisine. The name comes from the Afrikaans words boer ("farmer") and wors ("sausage") and is pronounced [boo-rah-vors] in Afrikaans, with a trilled "r".  Boerewors is usually braaied aka barbequed on a grill over a charcoal open fire.

There is a saying in Afrikaans that goes "Ek is lief vir Wors - hang vars aan die Boer" which directly translated means, "I love Sausage, hanging Fresh on the Farmer" which actually has a wicked sexual connotation referring to his willy.  His Wors being his willy....yeah, thats where his nickname comes from.   

My husband is an Afrikaans speaking South African so thats why I call him My Boerewors.  He's my sausage - referring to his generous appendage....gerrit??

Boerewors Explained...

Verskriklike Lekkerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

9 comments:

Mrs. Indecisive said...

what a delightful nickname!

Andrew said...

When I first read your blog I googled
Boerewors and I pretty much had it all figured out after reading you a while. :)

blackhuff said...

I also get it where my International readers ask about South African stuff like boerewors or "pap" - good nickname for your hubby :)

Sausage Fingers said...

I love you too, especially cuz yer a red headed Scot like maself..

Akelamalu said...

That's a great nickname!

nitebyrd said...

That's a good nickname, thanks for the explanation!

Does he have a nickname for you?

blueviolet said...

I never would have thought that!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

nite> yes he does...I cannot share it.

DCHY said...

Thank you very much for the explanation. Loved that you showed how to pronounce the word. I thought it was "boor wors". :)

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