Polokwane? Be left behind? Never! Here's #PLKDictionary in all its glory

13 April 2018 - 07:29
By Chrizelda Kekana
Skeem Saam's Clement Maosa is one of the stars form Limpopo that could teach you a thing or two about the #PLKDictionary.
Image: Via Instagram/Clemet Maosa Skeem Saam's Clement Maosa is one of the stars form Limpopo that could teach you a thing or two about the #PLKDictionary.

Shortly after the #Pitoridictionary topped the Twitter trends list, the people from Limpopo's capital city Polokwane took it upon themselves to educate Mzansi on the words and phrases exclusive to Polokwane.

In case you want to ask why they felt it was necessary, it might be worth remembering that uh, your president Cyril Ramaphosa is from Limpopo. And, national treasures such as Caster Semenya and artists such as Papa Penny Penny hail from there too.

Okay, now that that's out of the way.

While the way people speak in Pitori is called S'Pitori, it isn't as simple with the #PLKDictionary. The phrases here were formed in a similar way to S'Pitori, in that they are a mixture of many informal languages. The phrases are popular in Polokwane and surrounding places like Seshego, Moletjie and Mahwelereng.

People from Limpopo are flourishing in many other provinces because they often opt to learn other languages, but it might be worth learning something from them.

For all the people in Gauteng confused by the Limpopians' great ability to blend, this is how you will find them out.

When people from Polokwane hear a great song, it reminds them of the four to five-hour trip home. So almost on impulse, they will tell you how the song needs the N1 highway. 

Then you know, come Good Friday or December, all roads lead to Limpopo.

If you step into a kasi in PLK and you hear this phrase, just know that you are being introduced to the local boss.

Respect and stay in your lane. This might save your life... okay? Okay!

When this is said in a stressful situation it means, "just chill friend, we've got your back. We'll help you out".

If you get a call from a person from PLK and they say they are just checking up on you, issa code! They miss ya! You're welcome.

This phrase is reserved for that person who is amazing at what he/she does. It means you respect this person and their skill or talent.

Ey, even people in Polokwane have words that do that click sound... well very similar at least.

This phrase, accompanied by the gesture in the meme below, means trust me aka Struu God.

When it seems like everything is just going haywire... and you feel like you are seeing ghosts... This is what you say.

When you know you are being fed lies and you just sitting there attentive AF just because you don't want to be that guy to expose another woman's child... you know?

When the party was too LIT!

It literally means something was boiling... so you get the picture.

When it's time to leave that groove.

So on your next sho't left, o bethe dry ko Polokwane. There's always something new to learn.

We are here for it, halala wena PLK halala!