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Hoekom Afrikaans Beter Is

November 13th, 2007 · Posted by Who Knows? · 12 Comments

Ek hoor vandag vir Riaan Cruywagen praat van “twintig-vier”. Soos in, hierdie jaar is die jaar “twintig-sewe”.

Uiteindelik verstaan ek hoekom Afrikaans/Nederlands daardie lomp agterstevoor manier het om van getalle te praat. Die arme Engelse kan nie praat van die jaartal nie. “Twenty-seven”, “twenty-four”. Haha, die Engelse is n00bs, hulle taal is nie “Y2K-compliant” nie!

Kan Chuck Norris hierdie jaar se jaartal op ‘n mooi manier sê? Riaan Cruywagen kan!

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve // Nov 13, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Wat is twintig-vier dan? 204? Baaaaie beter.

    Tog is ou ‘wagen nog ‘n legend, makie saak wat se^ die telly-prompter nie.

  • 2 Hugo // Nov 13, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    As Riaan dit gesê het, dan móét dit korrek wees! Riaan is die definieerder van Ons Taal.

  • 3 Charl Botha // Nov 13, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    “twenty-oh-four” does the trick wonderfully, thank you very much. :)

    Onthou ook dat Engels, Nederlands, Duits en Afrikaans almal Germaanse tale is, alhoewel mens dit miskien nie op eerste gesig van Engels sou sê nie. Blame die Franse vir al die mooier Engelse woorde. :)

  • 4 Hugo // Nov 13, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Aw drats, we have a challenger!

    cpbotha vs Riaan Cruywagen…

    *fight!*

    Place your bets! Hmm, depends on the rules of the fight. Too many variables. *sigh*

  • 5 Charl Botha // Nov 14, 2007 at 1:11 am

    My challenge was not directed at the venerable Mr. Cruywagen, as he was not the one implying that English was inferior with regard to being able to pronounce post-2000 years.

    Mr. Hugo, you have made a weak attempt at a strange kind of reverse quasi-existent straw man, but you have failed at fooling me. I have spent too many years debating with the owners of far more convoluted minds than yours.

    That being said, if I were ever to get involved in any kind of conflict with Mr. Cruywagen, I would immediately have to concede defeat.

    There is no god, but Riaan, more so than Chuck Norris, comes close.

  • 6 idiwidi // Nov 14, 2007 at 5:52 am

    ha-ha

  • 7 Pienk Zuit // Nov 14, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Ek hoor op die radio hulle praat van hierdie dekade as die naughties. Wat sou die Afrikaans wees? Ek is seker Riaan sal weet.

  • 8 gloep // Nov 14, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Die noughties – dis seker die enigste woord waar Engels vir Afrikaans so ‘n bietjie platslaan. Dink nie eers die Cruywa het ‘n comeback daarvoor nie.

    En die noughties is amper verby.

  • 9 Wendy // Nov 15, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Hehe, you used “noob”! Impressive, sir!

  • 10 gofoitgal // Dec 17, 2009 at 9:18 am

    this is nogals funny im actually Afrikaans but i agree English is fare better try getting an word for chat in Afrikaans but dont use klets ore try getting an word fore cool in afr why do the Afrikaans mense speak English? cose its easy and fun

  • 11 Hugo // Dec 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Wat’s fout met “klets”? “Klets” is kief man! En Engels is g’n maklik nie, geen manier! Daar’s min tale so maklik soos Afrikaans! :-P

    (Behalwe, Engels maak dit tog makliker om te kommunikeer met dié wat geen vaardigheid het met Die Taal nie… dis seker waar.)

  • 12 Johan Swarts // Dec 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    almal weet quakec is die ware taal ;)

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