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Portunhol

Portunhol  n.— «Portunhol (or Portuñol) is jocular trade jargon for Portuguese (or Spanish) spoke with notieceable Spanish (or Portuguese) interference.» —“Identifying Spanish Interference in the Speech of Learners of...

scribble

scribble  v.— «Gracefully folding a mixture of southern African languages and slang into her supple prose (“Scribble” is slang for “kill”; when her dad sees her growing fascination with K, he warns, “Curiosity...

Ja well no fine

Ja well no fine  other.— «Consider the local expression, “Ja, well, no fine.”….Is it one word? Does it have commas? Even the Dictionary of South African English stumbles: “to explain this to a non-South African is...

babalog

babalog  n.— «This is a hilarious article I dug up from an Illustrated Weekly dated July 5, 1970…”Our Brown Sahebs–By Bachi N. Kanga…The Brown Sahebs babalog go to public schools where they wear caps and striped...

interwang

interwang  n.— «Many admit they do not even know the official Mandarin word for DVD or CD. The mixing up of languages is also increasing, with words such as “interwang”, which means internet, in common parlance.» —“China...

kanny

kanny  n.— «In most languages the terms used for mobile phones reflect their two salient features: mobility and intimacy. Finnish teenagers called mobile phones “jupinalle” (meaning yuppie teddy bears); now they call them...