Archive for ‘Xhosa wordnerdery’

August 30th, 2014

phuthuphuthu

(Xhosa) To do something hurriedly or in a rush (phuthu = excellence; doubled, it suggests haste).

August 29th, 2014

phuthu

(Xhosa) Excellent, in fine shape.

August 28th, 2014

kwekwa

(Xhosa) To use metaphors or circumlocution.

August 27th, 2014

thuka

(Xhosa) To swear at someone.

August 26th, 2014

thutha

(Xhosa) To pack, to move; to load.

August 25th, 2014

eyeThupha

(Xhosa) August.

August 24th, 2014

khongolose

(Xhosa) Congress, political assembly – colloquially used to refer to the South African ANC.

August 23rd, 2014

kulula

(Xhosa) It’s easy.

August 22nd, 2014

khulula

(Xhosa) To take off one’s clothes.

August 21st, 2014

njimbilili

(Xhosa) Commotion (“-ilili” reiterates repetitive chaos).