Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spinach Sarmies and Sausage Sorbet on the Side, Sies!

The A To Z Blog Challenge is plodding along swimmingly.
Sies [pronounced, cease] is an Afrikaans Southafricanism meaning an exclamation of something disgusting and vile.  

Similar to "Yuk!" or "Phew" as a response to something vulgar said like "how could you?".  The English South African version is "Sis", which means the same thing. 

If it is directed at a person you 

use it to express your displeasure and disgust towards that person, which basically means "shame on you".

Usage :  "Your feet stink like week-old rotting maggots.  Sies!"


"Sis, your April Fools joke made John feel like shite!"


Comley Charlotte said...

Oh what a wonderful post - it made my day. Nice to meet and connect through atozchallenge. http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

Manzanita said...

This could come in handy. Thans.

Millie Burns said...

I have a new word to use! Love it!

Millie Burns said...

I have a new word to use! Love it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm going to use that on someone today.

Bailey Schneider said...

LOVE LOVE LOVING this series!! Catching up now <3

The Glebe Blog said...

............or Sies ! When did ye last pit a wash cloot tae that honkin fud ya minger.


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