Trinny in Jozi

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Family conversation LVIII

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T: Guess who’s playing in Jozi next weekend?
Pim: Vanessa Williams.
Mim: What do you know about Vanessa Williams?
Pim: Vanessa Williams, the tennis player
T: I was talking about music.
Mim: Ja, that’s what I thought.
T: Guess again.
Pim: Stalelybrown.
T: No, they’re playing here next month.
Pim: Die Antwoord.
T: That took some time…


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February 21, 2010 at 16.19

Things to help me get through Budget Day

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1. Caffeine, nicotine, biltong.
2. Being grateful that I’m not a revise sub.
3. The promise of a drink at the end of the evening.

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February 17, 2010 at 15.36

Friendly conversation LVIII

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T: I  got home from work really late last night, because all these bloody interns were also in the queue for transport. They even jumped ahead of me, sies!
LB:  Fucking interns. If they’re not sucking off the president, they’re stealing your transport!

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February 11, 2010 at 00.35

Friendly conversation LVII

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TS: You Safas are craaaazy – (but at the same time genius).
T: I tell you, we’re going to take over the world.  (As proof of my earlier assertion, Boing Boing has referenced TDM!)
TS: Won’t you need a visa for that?

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February 9, 2010 at 00.21

Family conversation LVII

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T: Who’s that guy?
Mim: He’s the head of the  SA Tennis Association.
T: If my name were Ian Smith, I’d change it. Although, I did know a guy called Iain Smith in Dubai.
Mim: Ja, there was that music teacher in Grahamstown called Ian Smith too. But if your surname is Smith, you really should have a name like Sebastian or Benjamin… or Broccoli.

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February 6, 2010 at 15.00

Urban Theresa

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Since I don’t have any time in my days (or nights, for that matter) to write a proper blog post, I thought I’d treat my readers to a spot of urbaning*:


1. A cute, smart, talented girl. She’s really cool and can find humour in almost anything. Everyone likes her. She has a beautiful smile and pretty eyes.
Theresa is too cool for school.

2. Spelled “Theresa”, it was ranked as the 717th most popular name for girls born in 2006, down from 226th in 1992. (It ranked 65th in 1950, and 102nd in 1900.) The name implies one who is destined to work hard, but who will receive great bounty for her efforts. Hot – as people call it, pretty, cute, beautiful, humorous, talented, a hard-to-hate sort of girl. The one that everybody likes.  The name St Therese, Theresa, or Teresa – no particular way of spelling it** – means little flower; a flower representing beauty and grace.
“I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses.” – St Therese.
Theresa, with her natural beauty and grace, will become a woman who changed life as it is.

3. v. To have a major spaz, often including screaming, smacking, pulling hair, and shunning.
She “awoke” and went theresa on the aliens.

4.  Usually a young girl who dresses like a whore to attract innocent teen males; resembles someone from a trailer park; always has her bra hanging out.
Ew, did you see him go to prom with Theresa? Her bra was all over the place!
One question and one request:
Which “Theresa” you think I am?
And let me know about your urban slang persona(e).
The comment box awaits.
* Typically, I couldn’t resist lightly editing the entries, if only for spelling and grammar. This took a little time but was preferable to vomiting in parentheses after every second word.

** Um, I’d beg to differ. I’m very particular indeed about how people spell my name. And about how they pronounce it, for that matter.