TWENTY THREE WAYS YOU KNOW SOMEONE’S FROM THE FREE STATE

TWENTY THREE WAYS YOU KNOW SOMEONE’S  FROM THE FREE STATE OR THAT YOUR’RE IN THE FREE STATE

I’ve recently received this list by email – original source unknown. I have made some changes.

  1. We swim in the ocean during the winter.
  1. We swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
  1. We can do anything with a brandy and Coke. Yes, even a brandy and Coke float.

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  1. Every now and then there are more farm animals than cars on the road.
  1. When we order Rosé and it’s not sweet, it isn’t considered a Rosé.
  1. It’s always a good time for a braai – yes, even during one of the coldest winter nights.
  1. We often brush our teeth at work, because pipes have frozen and there’s no water at home until noon.
  1. You’re in terrible traffic if you catch the traffic light red more than once.
  1. If you have to travel more than 10 minutes you’ve been in horrible traffic.
  1. Staying more than 10 km’s from the job is considered a problem (except if you live on a farm, then you’re lucky to be living “so close” to town.
  1. Toyota Hilux bakkies are literally EVERYWHERE.
  1. When it’s cold, farmers wear more than one short.

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  1. Our reaction when we suddenly find ourselves stuck in Joburg traffic…

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  1. Bloemfontein is considered a big city.
  1. We indicate changing lanes in Joburg and wait for a gap in traffic… this usually never works out for us.
  1. We always sommer drop a few Afrikaans words when speaking English.
  1. English can be spoken “very deliciously”.
  1. Everyone knows what John Deere is.
  1. Anything goes with pap. Paptert, pap en vleis, pap en wors, pap en sous, pap en chakalaka, pap en melk, pap en botter, braaipap, slappap, krummelpap.

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  1. Strangers talk to each other like they’ve been friends for ages.
  1. In smaller towns it’s considered rude if you don’t greet people when driving.
  1. We’re referred to as warm people, or “hartsmense”.
  1. But you never want to mess with us.

VRYSTAAAAAAT!!!!

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13 thoughts on “TWENTY THREE WAYS YOU KNOW SOMEONE’S FROM THE FREE STATE

  1. waar is die heel mielies? op die kole ekskuus mieliestronke gebraai eie aan die vrystaat!!!! haasman dames van swakopmund.NB dit is galjoen tyd hier kom eet saam .

    • Jaaaa… daai een is uitgelaat! Daar is seker nog baie (soos die rugbykouse saam met kortbroeke en die mooi Bloemfonteinse meisies, ens.) Man, daai galjoen klink aanloklik – as ek nou net so effens nader was.

  2. Vrystaters is goeie bestuurders. As jy op die Vrystaatse paaie kan oorleef, is jy ‘n blienkieng goeie bestuurder. In Bloemfontein moet jy net vir een gevaar uitkyk – daai Oom in die bakkie met die hoed op sy kop wat so by sy ruit uitlê om die straat te sien – dis nou omdat die bakkie se windskerm vol stof is. Ek weet, want ek het tweekeer daar gewoon, twaalf jaar in totaal. Ek het in Kaapstad ook gewoon, maar van hulle verkeer sê ek liewer niks …

    • Daai “oom-met-sy-hoed” is ‘n legendariese Vrystater. Eintlik kyk hy vir wie om te groet en dan moet hy ook nog uitkyk vir die wille bestuurders daar van “Transvaal” en die “Kolonie” af.

      • Haha, hulle is vriendelike mense, maar net solank jy speel volgens hulle reëls. Jy mag ook nie weier om hulle kos te eet nie, maak nie saak hoe versadig jy alreeds is nie.

      • Daai kos-ding is eintlik ‘n Suid-(Afrikaanse) ding. Ek sien dit selfs onder ons Suid-Afrikaners hier in Engeland. Ons koppel altyd (soos die Grieke ook) gasvryheid aan eet/kos.

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