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S'true, ek se, these Fawkers are blind drunk, they are crazy

By unknown | Jan 25, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Blacks have always had an uncanny way of coining expressions in any language spoken in South Africa.

Blacks have always had an uncanny way of coining expressions in any language spoken in South Africa.

Tsotsitaal is one such concoction of our languages.

Later, you will see how the Boeremag is affected by this inventiveness.

Old timers from the Kofifi era will remember masterpieces such as "hy is Katz and Louried". This, translated, meant he was married.

You see, Katz and Lourie was a large chain store popular among blacks that sold jewellery, wedding rings and other accessories.

Therefore, consciously or unknowingly, blacks, especially the urban ones, have continued to champion this revolution of the language.

Now, how does this affect the Boeremag? Know them? They are a fringe group of white supremacists with ambitions to take over the country by force.

Twenty-two of them are now facing treason charges in the Pretoria high court.

Many blacks are now familiar with the coinage of the terms "after-tears" and "after-party". The former means friends or those who were close to the departed having drinks to wipe away the tears after a funeral. After-party means the festivity continues elsewhere at the end of a formal party or function.

Herein comes the Boeremag - Boer Power.

Cast in the after-tears or after-party mould, the Boeremag, it may be said, is engaged in the after-liberation struggle.

In a recent article titled What, Boeremag? Amod Munga writes: "Perhaps the 22 Boeremag members who are currently on trial for treason were inspired by Guy Fawkes' plot.

"Perhaps they also wanted to be remembered in rhyming couplets by future generations. Perhaps they should have paid more attention in history class.

"You got to give the Boeremag credit for liberal use of their imaginations, though common sense was not the order of the day. In fact the plot reads like a cross between Lord of The Rings and a revenge fantasy dreamed up by a teenager who really hates his parents for not buying him a Playstation." Ja.

Munga continues: "So has the threat of the Boeremag passed? Was it ever a serious threat? Who knows? One thing's for sure, until the Boeremag decides to stop cribbing from past A-Team episodes for battle plans I will sleep easily assured by the knowledge that these 'Fawkers' are more of a threat to themselves than anyone else."

As the guys from the township are wont to say, "die boere is blind beshoeken, hulle is mixen" - these Boers are blind drunk, they are crazy. S'true, ek se.


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