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howzit

(ˈhaʊzɪt)
sentence substitute
South African an informal word for hello
[C20: from the phrase how is it?]
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Cooper walked into the Gunsmithy and said, "Robbie, this is Louis Awerbuck, a fellow South African, he's coming on board." Louis extended his hand, looked me right in the eye and mumbled "howzit"(typical South African greeting) and walked away.
Eish EUR" used to express surprise, wonder, frustration or outrage, as in EUR[pounds sterling]eish, that hurts!EUR Eina EUR" Afrikaans for EUR[pounds sterling]ouchEUR Fong-kong EUR" fake, plastic, or unbelievable Gogo EUR" grandmother or elderly woman Howzit? EUR" short for EUR[pounds sterling]HowEUROs it going?EUR Jol EUR" party, having fun Laduma!
china/chine - a friend; as in the greeting howzit china (likely origin: Cockney rhyming slang "China plate" (meaning "my mate") dik bek - grumpy, in a huff dronkie - drunkardgesuip - very drunk kak - rubbish, nonsense (profanity) pommie - derogatory term for an English person (borrowed from Australia).
But they have melded well in their few encounters, with Steyn greeting Lee with a warm South African "howzit?" when the two had a private meeting in a room at the WACA Ground on Monday.
incapables commanding the capables, and howzit the broken, melon-kneed
Not eye-to-eye contact with a doctor saying "Howzit going?" "Here's what's going to happen" or maybe even "I care"?
First-time visitors to the city are often flummoxed by a friendly 'Howzit?', roughly translated as 'How are you?'.
The book is full of the authentic sights and smells of childhood in Hawai'i: Spare glazed with guava jelly and mustard, shave-ice, mochi-pounding parties, baby luaus and spunky Pidgin phrases: "Ho, brah." (Oh, brother!) "Howzit?" (How are things?) "You like be haole." (You want to be a white person.) "Nah, nah hah!" (Hey, just kidding!) "Try wait." (Wait a minute.) "Fo' real!" (It's true!) Woven through this tapestry of blue-collar life are grim hangovers of the colonial era: racism and oppression, haole teachers deploring Pidgin-speaking students as "low-class and dumb."
china/chine - a friend; as in the greeting howzit china (likely origin: Cockney rhyming slang "China plate" (meaning "my mate") dik bek - grumpy, in a huff dronkie - drunkardgesuip - very drunk kak- rubbish, nonsense (profanity) pommie - derogatory term for an English person (borrowed from Australia).
Rin Simpson: Learn the lingo:Words and phrases to master before you visit Babbelas ('a' pronounced like 'u' in us): hangover Boet (like book but with a 't') or bru (brew): brother, mate Braai (br-eye): barbecue Dop (dawp): alcoholic drink Howzit: how's it going?
"Howzit, Ciran." I actually didn't give a rip how things were going with him, but I always try to be polite.