WORD IN THE HAND: SAFFRICATION
Juno, it’s moerse kif getting your teeth into some exploded Ds and Ts
A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd
I have never understood why people get into such a state about new words.
All words must have been new at some point in their lives (usually at the first point in their lives) so why throw a tantrum when the existing family of words has to make space for baby siblings?
The consoling part of this is that the general public has very little stamina when it comes to protesting about neologisms. I bet you have already forgotten the ruckus about “Africanacity”, a word coined by Absa’s advertising agency to describe how robust and patient we citizens of the boot-shaped continent can be when required to wait in long queues at banks...