By: Natasha Archary
This Friday on Kaya Drive Sizwe Dhlomo wanted to know, “Who said it first according to you?”
South Africa’s stars hold weight amongst their followers and are either trending for things they post or the funny things they are quoted for.
Kaya 959 presenters Skhumba and Unathi are known for making the phrases “same WhatsApp group” and “Guyzini” popular respectively. There are a few other SA celebs who have popular phrases as well and these include Sizwe and the Kaya Drive team making the word “rural” a thing.
Used on the show this week, the word soon became a description for anything that is perceived to be un-city-like. Rural soon caught on and it got Siz and the team thinking about what other phrases were made popular by South Africans and celebs in general.
Listen to Sizwe asking Skhumba about the phrase “same WhatsApp group” and listeners vouching that it was Skhumba who was the originator of the term:
Who said it first according to you?
- Mac G – “Pap”
- Skhumba – “Same WhatsApp Group”
“Ayivalwe le Country”
- Cassper – “Shasha”
- Somizi – “Wuuu shem!”
- South Africans made the phrase “Family Meeting” famous, which they dubbed the president’s public announcements about COVID-19. However, Kaya’s former drive time show (UNCAPTURED) used to use it on the show at 16h00 to address issues that are happening around the world.
- Bonang Matheba – “Mo ghel”
- Rapper Cardi B surprised many as she officially applied a trademark the term “okurrr”. A phrase she commonly uses in her Instagram posts, interviews and acceptance speeches, “okurrr” is now one of the most commonly used words by social media users and fans of Cardi B.
- Keeping up with the Kardashian’s Khloe also uses the term frequently.
We have Vine star Kayla Newman to thank for “fleek”
- “Fleek” comes from the phrase “on fleek,” which was coined in 2014 by viral Vine star Kayla Newman(better known by her username, Peaches Monroee).
Stephen Colbert invented “truthiness” before the “fake news” era
- Long before the rise of “post-truth” politics and alternative facts, late-night host Stephen Colbert came up with the clever word “truthiness.”
Perez Hilton coined “amazeballs.
- “There’s no denying the pervasiveness of the word “amazeballs.” Coined by Perez Hilton, it refers to something that’s “extremely good, impressive, or enjoyable.”
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