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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17506 posts, RR: 45
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6961005.stm

"A row has erupted in the South African port of Durban about the meaning of the Zulu word eThekwini, the name of the city's greater municipality area.
The most common translation for this is a "bull's testicle" although others say its root comes from the word harbour.

It blew up because Durban Mayor Obed Mlaba has said he favours changing eThekwini's name to KwaKhangela, which is said to translate as "watch out".

The mayor denies he is acting out of embarrassment over the word's meaning.

"


E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Boy am I glad I don't live in a place with a name that means something uncool like that!

signed

The people of "Squaw" vallley.
The people of Manteca California
The people of Grovont Wyoming (whose ancestors couldn't spell)
and so on



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

They should compromise and call it KwaKhangela eThekwini. My guess is that this would mean, "Watch out, bull testicle!" I think that this is very fitting, as I would never want to be close to a bull's testicle.

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