You know you are proudly South African when…

Huh... Upside down?

Prisoners go on strike.

You call a trunk a “boot”

You call an elevator a “lift”

You call a hood a “bonnet”

You call a Barbeque a “Braai”

You call a traffic light a “robot”

You call a pickup truck a “bakkie”

We sing “Ole’ Ole'” before we’ve won!

You travel 100’s of kilometres to see snow.

You paint your car’s registration on the roof.

You call a bathing suit a “swimming costume”.

You know the rules of Rugby better than any referee.

You can do your monthly shopping on the pavement.

You have to prove that you don’t need a loan to get one.A bullet train is being introduced, but we can’t fix potholes.

You know what Rooibos Tea is, even if you’ve never had any.Why wheels?

To get free electricity you have to pay a connection fee of R750.

More people vote in a local reality TV show than in a local election.

“Now now” or “just now” can mean anything from a minute to a month.

You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela.

You get cold easily. Anything below 16 degrees Celsius is Arctic weather.

You know a taxi can move twice it’s certified number of people in one trip.

Travelling at 120 km/h you’re the slowest vehicle on the highway/freeway.

The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they are.

You have to take your own linen with you if you are admitted to a government hospital.

The SABC advertises and shows highlights of the programme you just finished watching.

You produce a R100 note instead of your driver’s licence when stopped by a traffic officer.

The money or the ticket?

You go to braais regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.

You’re genuinely and pleasantly surprised whenever you find your car parked where you left it.

You can sing your national anthem in four languages, and you have no idea what it means in any of them.

The last time you visited the coast you paid more in speeding fines and toll fees than you did for the entire holiday.

You continue to wait after a traffic light has turned to green to make way for taxis travelling in the opposite direction.


You get emails like these from friends and post it as a blog.