#LearnPitori has social media in stitches

Every once in a while, a #hashtag comes along that unites us all in laughter.

Last week, the #LearnPitori (Learn Pretorian) trended on the net and the reactions are priceless.

S’pitori is a type of slang that has evolved in the city’s townships among millennials.

So, in the spirit of learning and laughter here are 10 #LearnPitori words and phrases you absolutely have to know:

 

  1. How to explain a great party to your friends:

 

Translation: It was going down!

2. Pretoria millennials have never had time for euphemism:

https://twitter.com/Miss_Quills/status/883010919416070144

 

Translation: He’s on his last legs

3. One word is definitely better than two:

https://twitter.com/Glolo_nhla2/status/882926140712726528

Translation: self-explanatory, really

4. Sonnet 114 for who?

Translation: An Instagram post by Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane, a member of the house duo, Black Motion talking about his girlfriend

5. There is a word for absolutely everything:

Translation: An ice lolly

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6. S’pitori collective nouns exist, fam:

https://twitter.com/just_eg0/status/882770166131589121

Translation: A mob

7. Chilled vibes are encouraged:

 

Translation: You’re dizzy

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8. Highest compliment you could give anyone, really:

Translation: A gorgeous person

9. People can do this to you sometimes:

Translation: You’re driving me nuts!

10. Clarity is the order of the day:

https://twitter.com/mahase_mohau17/status/883281884062593024

Translation: What’s going on here?

So if you happen to visit Soshanguve, Mamelodi or Attridgeville, remember these and you’ll fit in like a hand in a glove (see what we did there, Demi-Leigh?)

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Tshego Mphahlele

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