By any other name

July 12, 2007 at 12:12 pm (Uncategorized)

I don’t get why Richard is called Dick. Or William becomes Bill.
Will, yes. But Bill? Robert is Bert or Bobby – what about Robbie or Rob?
But the most baffling is Jack who’s actually John. Huh?
Isn’t the point of a nickname/pet name supposed to be shorter or punchier?
Brood, Tanne, Oeg, Shorty, Rubber, Shark, Tiny, etc, can be deemed ‘normal’ nicknames. They make sense on some level but I don’t get the others.



  1. kash99 said,

    Meisie: Brood, Oeg?? How about lange and ougat. My favourite tho, is still, one they used call one of dad’s rugby mates: Gamat-kakvoet!!! Vir wat, weet ek nog altyd nie..but anyway!! Think i was about six or seven when i heard it. And then they would refer to him that way like: “Ja ek het vir Gamat-kakvoet daar gekry.” hee hee!!

  2. tbhanks said,

    Yoh, that’s a shit name…

  3. madamm said,

    *MrsM is still canning at Gamat-kakvoet. Jirre, that’s worse than Slettie Keyster-a person who’s name I heard a lot in Paarl while growing up.

  4. Toby Hanks said,

    What? Slettie Keyster is definitely worse!!!

  5. kash99 said,

    Absolutely..Slettie Keyster!!! LMIMP!!!! Tobes, do u remember Kashiefa- piel-bek from high school??? And its not that girl u know really well, alright?? She was in the year below me..used to do the things with all the “Arabe”

  6. Toby Hanks said,

    OMG, I forgot about the Arabe! I don’t remember her though. Was she that one with the green eyes?

  7. madamm said,

    haai jirre… there was also this girl who’s name was lurelle- they called her hoerelle…

    she and slettie would’ve been good mates.

    jinne guys from Bob and Bill to Slettie and pielbek…

    they called me Bompie. YES, after the ice bompies you could buy at the spaza.

  8. Toby Hanks said,

    No way, MrsM. I hope you gave them a lekke bekskoot.

  9. kash99 said,

    Naah, piel bek was actually not great looking..she was actually bos lelik, a real karamonk apie..they (the Arabe) liked her tho..after all how could they not..she gave them all head!!! hee hee!! OH, I kill me!!!!

  10. madamm said,

    julle moetie soe lelik wiesie…vir sommige mense was daai maar ‘n manier om popula te bly. *mrs M cans at karamonk apie*

  11. kash99 said,

    ja shame ne..cos the poor girl had nothing else going for her..Tobes do u remember Aeysha, squashie???? Irma gosh..she really looked like a squashie..

  12. Toby Hanks said,

    Bra, the one with all the facial hair??? That ayesha??
    Mrs M, in our world it was eat or be eaten. You can’t survive the Flats without that mentality…

  13. Toby Hanks said,

    Kash99, I remember Cornelia…

  14. madamm said,

    Eat or be eaten…TEE HEE!!

  15. Toby Hanks said,

    Ja meisie, that’s EXACTLY what it was!

  16. kash99 said,

    Cornelia – skapie!!!!. Ai, my sisters were telling me that still has the same hairstyle..but she’s put on a little weight..and she’s still walks with that rol..u know mos she just wanted to be Aliyah (u know, the dead singer) in high school..Ai die skapie!!! hee hee!

  17. Toby Hanks said,

    she wanted to be aliyah? OMG, she’s more Zet than Aliyah if you ask me!

  18. kash99 said,

    Zet!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMIMP and sum more… no, she really thought she was the shit.. once she frayed with that ou with the pitte kop..oh, lord he was lelik..she used to hang out with ChuckY..Chucky…lol!!!

  19. tbhanks said,

    CHUCKY!!! Jirrie, they were all so friggin gross and common. Drainrotte.

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