Friday, 11 April 2014

Just-Now Jol

Happy Friday, Plonkers

Be Patient

South Africans have their own time and are famous for their more relaxed attitude to time and time management.  Laaik Shwaah, hey?

Today is the letter J for the A to Z Blog challenge and were are going to discuss the phrases, "Just-now" and "now-now".

These two Southafricanisms denote varying levels of urgency. 

Just-now means a bit later i.e shortly or in a bit, whereas now-now means a little more immediate.

Usage :  Are you coming to Jason's braai?  Sure, I'll be there just-now.

Phoning someone “now-now” is sooner than “now” or “just-now” but not as soon as “right now”. 

It may seem rather confusing at first, but we have brilliant safaris and people who do our fekkin' ironing.  Geezo, it's blerrie paradise.

Either adapt and learn, or just smile and wave, bru.

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think our entire country operates on just-now. Sometimes just-never.

Wendy Loubser said...

Now now for us means it may never happen ... Kinda

m denise c said...

I am really enjoying these SouthAfricanisms!!!

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