18 July 2010

'Rude' word for whites sparks feud - Times LIVE

'Rude' word for whites sparks feud - Times LIVE

The word in question is "Lekhooa" (Lesotho) or "Lekgowa" (South Africa). It is a Sesotho word that means white person, or Caucasian. It is not offensive in itself but can be, depending on the manner it is delivered in. But this is true of many words.

The word "Senoamali" (Lesotho) or "Senwamadi" (South Africa), on the other hand, is rude. It refers to Caucasians and means, literally, "blood-sucker."

To be avoided.

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