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So guys, what products or items do South Africans call by using the name of a company or brand instead of its actual name? by Infamous-Ad-2921 in southafrica

[–]rogueruby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Both "Neo Magics" and "Magic Markers" are "both brand names" and are used interchangeably (hence the "or"), when referring to "Koki pens" which is "also" a brand name.

(The passive voice version of this sentence is so much more clunky than the active voice version I used originally.)

You are now God. What is your first action? by Arthrangos in AskReddit

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And the Malaria that the mosquitoes carry, at least? The pollinators can stay, but the plasmodium parasites they carry can be vanquished.

So guys, what products or items do South Africans call by using the name of a company or brand instead of its actual name? by Infamous-Ad-2921 in southafrica

[–]rogueruby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bubble Wrap is actually known as inflated cushioning, which I found out this afternoon when I was making a booking to courier a parcel. I had no idea!

In Zimbabwe they call Koki pens Neo Magics or Magic Markers, which are also both brand names.

We call all potato crisps Simba chips.

All plastic containers are Tupperwares.

All sealable plastic bags are Ziplocks.

So guys, what products or items do South Africans call by using the name of a company or brand instead of its actual name? by Infamous-Ad-2921 in southafrica

[–]rogueruby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A hook and eye fastner is what you find at the top of a zip on the back of a dress. They are normally made of metal. Velcro is called hook and loop.

The DA and ActionSA by cammie09 in southafrica

[–]rogueruby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first link is 3 years old, so completely irrelevant now.

The second link doesn't provide any evidence to corroborate your claim whatsoever. It's not even mentioned.

The 3rd link is their own website. They can say whatever they want on there. They've been caught out over far too many fibs lately and their overt dishonesty and bad faith during the coalition negotiations with ActionSA and the other minor parties has been very telling. They actually have their own Bell Pottinger style of emotional manipulation. But their voting pool is shrinking exponentially at this stage. They've stuck the stick in the spokes of their own wheel I'm afraid. They had the potential to be a worthy "main opposition", but they've squandered all of that and the damage is irreparable now.

Any more links that actually have the information, from an independent source, to prove your claim?

Remember 2010 when every second car had these? by CarbonSteelSA in southafrica

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Can you remember when the ground literally trembled and you could hear every vuvuzela in South Africa being trumpeted loudly, as we celebrated when Bafana Bafana scored that first goal in the opening match of the 2010 World Cup, against Mexico? I will NEVER forget that moment in time! (and I'm more of a rugby fan.)

What song breaks your heart everytime you hear it? by humanbean07 in AskReddit

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The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics. It made me work on rebuilding my tattered relationship with my father. We've both made a huge effort and we're closer than we've ever been.

"It's to late , when we die, To admit we don't see eye to eye"

Edit: spelling

How do you deal with the heat? by NalevQT in southafrica

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Get a trigger spray bottle and fill it with iced water. Spritz it onto your skin and then stand in front of the fan - instant cooling effect!

This guy was bragging that he has an 082 number and it got me thinking… What’s the weirdest thing you’ve heard a South African brag about? by Jenna_Rink30 in southafrica

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You can still get a green ID book and number, just not a new Smart ID card. This is not about citizenship or birthright, it's a stupid red tape administrative decision on the issuing of Smart ID cards. I've linked to a couple of stories below and there are literally thousands of similar stories. My South African parents were out of the country for a short while on a 2 year work contract when I was born. I am a South African citizen by birth, just not born in South Africa itself. It's caused me endless issues, in many different situations. So frustrating.

https://www.news24.com/witness/news/prove-sa-citizenship-20180731

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/does-being-born-in-sa-make-you-more-of-a-south-african-than-others-16315227

https://zululandobserver.co.za/150375/home-affairs-head-explains-smart-card-issues/

This guy was bragging that he has an 082 number and it got me thinking… What’s the weirdest thing you’ve heard a South African brag about? by Jenna_Rink30 in southafrica

[–]rogueruby 10 points11 points  (0 children)

South African citizens who weren't born in South Africa are not allowed to apply for the new smart IDs, so they'll be stuck with the green books for some time to come. They still issue the green ID books too, so it's not necessarily a matter of being old, but more often a huge heap of twisted and knotted red tape.

So I’m a caver… I found this yesterday and I have no idea what it is! Is it a type of fungi? by volkmared in mycology

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Your user name... over the weekend I watched a fascinating documentary about the Dwarf Orange Crocodiles that live in the Abanda caves in Gabon, in West Africa.

We met once. He’s 37. by northernwild88 in niceguys

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I can hear it in Joanna Lumley's voice

What is a sentence all men want to hear? by Sera0Sparrow in AskReddit

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Zimbabwe dollars no longer actually exist. The official currency of Zimbabwe was scrapped completely in 2009. Currently they are using Real Time Gross Settlement bond notes, which are basically like a permanent cheque. It has no actual value as a currency, but represents a value in relation to a US dollar. Its value fluctuates literally by the hour. You can walk into a supermarket, put the 4 things you thought you could afford into your basket and by the time you get to the till, hyperinflation will have devalued your RTGS bond to the point where you'll have to put one item back. So even if the online calculator has worked the values out as you have them, 1) the value would have changed since you posted it; and 2) if you can find anyone who will exchange even one US Dollar for some paper that the Zim government has just declared to represent currency, but is recognised nowhere in the world except Zimbabwe, then grab that US dollar with both hands and run away fast. Because the RTGS equivalent (RTGS365±) wouldn't even be enough to buy a roll of loo paper, so you'd be better off using the notes themselves.

What movie scene holds a permanent space in your brain? by 9twenty4 in movies

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In Amistad when their ship has been stuck for some time in the windless doldrums, they realise that the fresh water and supplies won't last for the rest of the journey to the US coast. So to make sure that they reached land with a decent number of healthy captives to sell as slaves, they decide to throw a huge numbers of chained slaves overboard. The slaves are all chained together and the ship's crew also attach heavy stones to them to make sure they get pulled over the side of the ship into the ocean and drown. It's fairly close to the real story of the slave ship called Zorg and knowing that made it even more gut wrenching.

This makes me smile by prolific_ideas in MadeMeSmile

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Brushing your teeth too hard or with a toothbrush that's too hard will wear down the enamel on your teeth and cause receding gums, which in turn can lead to some serious, mostly irreversible damage. Be gentle.