December 07, 2007


Do you speak "Boer"?

the friendly American asked me.

No, actually it's called "Afrikaans" and yes, I do speak it.

Oh yeah, "Afrikaner", that's right.

No, "Afrikaans".

Oh yeah, "Afrikan".

Ssssssss.... never mind.

1 comment:

DN-Houston said...

Exactly. I get that all the time. I actually go to a car dealership to talk about car financing. They called me. Anyway the african american loan officer asks me "so are you a boer" in american accent. Took me a minute to get my brain around what he was asking and then "well that could be a bit of an offensive term but sure i guess"