Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Is jy bang vir my slang?

Boet got a new pet on the weekend...
Although the pet doesn't look like this yet (it's still a 15cm 2-month old), Jurgen is going to grow up to be a healthy Silver Corn Snake. I genuinely think this is cute.

I like snakes. They may slither on their bellies, but at least they're not sneaky like birds. I have nothing to back that up, but I still prefer snakes.

Jurgen is so-called because the name is similar to jargon. Jargon is another word for slang, which in Afrikaans is.... snake. Got it?

I still think he should've called it Jean-Pant Trouser (said with a French accent), but that's just me. I can't wait to meet my Boet's investment when I go home.


ChewTheCud said...

Snakes are cute? Why did nobody tell me? Is there a memo going around that I'm not getting?

Yes. Brother used to have snakes too. Shows me a tiny red-lipped herald. First words are "Don't worry, it won't bite". The bloody snake actually lunged for me and sank its fangs into my finger! Have not trusted snakes since.

Oh and btw - snakes shit. And it's REALLY REALLY stinky. My advice - don't be in the same room as the herpetorium .

Peaches said...

Vlammende vok! I HATE snakes.

When I stil lived in the Eastern Cape bundo we had one scary as poisonous slang decide that behind our microwave was a good place as any to make his home.

I HATE snakes.

And now I also listen before approaching any microwave.....


Revolving Credit said...

Dit smaak my daars 'n slang in die gras!

Corporate Slave #45793 said...

"heeeeyy... do you wanna come back to my place and pet myyy snaaake... Oh yeaaah, You know what I mean...."

Prospective lay: "Um... no... I dont?"

"I have a snake, but I really want to show you my penis..."

One of those days...