Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Yebo, Yoh

Yebo [pronounced yeah-boe] means Yes in Zulu.   It also has the meaning of "Hello" as a reply to Sawubona, which means "greetings" in Zulu.  South Africans use this one all the time, I know I do, especially with my kids.

Usage : Under our constitution you don't have to be chicken about politically jokes.  Yebo, Nandos. 

 In the early 90s the Vodacom mobile network used this word in a lot of their "yebo gogo" commercials. Some of them were incredibly entertaining.



Paula Kaye said...

Loved it! Yebo

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So you'll be saying hello and yes all at the same time?

The Glebe Blog said...

Yebo Bobo rolls off the tongue nicely. He's not a bad rugby player either.


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