Monday, January 14, 2013

Cartoon: Hey OKES!

Often on Facebook I am accosted with atrocious spelling and grammar mistakes. I'm not even going to touch on the "hope your having a nice day" debacle - because their is so much of it, it makes my eyeballs bleed. But there is one common issue I would just like to highlight in this blog post. Please pay attention and if you are unsure about the word "oke" please skip to the bottom for a quick explanation:


Common Facebook misuse of the words "OKE" and "OAK"
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No, boet, your making up stories again. 

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... or maybe something a little woody, whatever your like.

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AIKONA: popular saying used by okes who think you're nuts.
ACORN: popular nut used by seeding oaks.

It's tricky.
but not that tricky.

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Yes, go lie down on you're oke bed, oak.


the end.

OKE: an informal South Africanism meaning "man" derived from "okie" the anglicized form of the Afrikaans word "outjie"  - little chap.
OAK: a tree, derived from the ground.

AIKONA: an informal South Africanism meaning strong negation/no/disbelief.
ACORN: that thing that comes from oak trees.

and you learned something too!
You're welcome.

edit: the grammatical errors in this post:
they're we're all intentional. 


Angelique said...

LOVE your cartoons! Thank you for a great start to my week!

Bailey Schneider said...


One of my pet peeves is spelling errors and typing names without capital letters. Argh!
I'm glad I'm not alone! LOL!

Sohini said...

Grammar Nazis for the win. Loved this post, hilarious as always!
xx Sohini
TV, Turmeric, Tea.

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