A monkey’s wedding

By Brit Raley
On September 28, 2017

Brit Raley
Photo Editor

Have you ever heard of a monkey’s wedding?

If you have, awesome!

If you haven’t, you’re about to get a South African language lesson.

If you read my last column, you might have noticed that I hinted I lived in South Africa for six years.

South Africans have some awesome terminologies.

For example, a "bakkie," pronounced "buckee," is a pick-up truck, and a "braai" is a barbecue.

To ask someone how they are, you say "howzit?", and "izzit?" means "really?"

"Yebo" and "lekker" are some of my favorites; I use them all the time. "Lekker" means "great," and "yebo" means "yes."

However, one that I’ve gotten to use lately is "a monkey’s wedding."

A monkey’s wedding is when it’s raining while the sun is shining.

A monkey’s wedding is actually quite beautiful. Most of them even have a rainbow.

So, now you know what a monkey’s wedding is, along with some other fun South African phrases.

The fun part is saying to your friends, "Oh, it’s a monkey’s wedding," and the look they give you is great!

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