Predicting WotY: antifa, blockchain, double down, gig economy, Trumpian, womxn – are any of these contenders for Word of the Year 2017?

Many dictionaries announce a Word of the Year at the end of each year. In this post, a number of words and phrases newly popular in 2017 – antifa, blockchain, double down, gig economy, Trumpian, and womxn – are considered to see if they are contenders for the title


Top 5 most popular articles on South African English at GQOM

A breakdown of the top 5 most popular research articles on SAE at GQOM over the last six months

​The trouble with ‘fong kong’

In southern Africa, "fong kong" is usually used to describe fake branded goods ... but it also has a dark side

​Lies, all lies – “manga manga” in SA English

The phrase "manga manga business" was popularised in English in South Africa in the last decade, largely as a result of advertising, though its history goes well beyond that. GQOM breaks down "manga manga", looks at its etymology and meaning, and gives examples of contemporary use.

Rock up, pull in, park off. Come right, score a luck – or strip your moer, finish & klaar

Current SA English phrases that are used daily in Mzansi