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Monkey's wedding is a South African expression meaning ‘rain while the sun shines’

South African English: braais, babalaas, and a monkey’s wedding

As a South African ex-pat living in the UK and working for Oxford Dictionaries, I often think about the similarities and differences between the English spoken ‘back home’ and standard British English. Robots have taken over the city … There were some South African words I quickly stopped using after moving here, to avoid confusion […]

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