Wat is daardie woord?

Sometimes the human brain works in the weirdest of ways. I was watering the garden the other evening and my mind was wandering when it locked onto the topic of bras, no not those guys from Urban Trash, but brassieres. So you’re thinking “He’s a guy, what’s so weird about that?”, well the weird thing is I wasn’t visualising a nice pair of boobies in a Wonderbra but wondering what the Afrikaans word for a bra was. I’m pretty bilingual and when I sometimes have trouble thinking of a word I can usually refer to my sons’ old school English-Afrikaans dictionary, but somehow I don’t think that will help this time. I’ve tried googling but didn’t find anything of use, or interest, other than the rather interesting image accompanying this entry. No doubt somebody will be able to tell me what the Afrikaans word is but perhaps you know of an online resource that can help with English-Afrikaans translation.

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8 responses to “Wat is daardie woord?

  1. Buustelyf or buustelyfie as I recall… but most afrikaans chicks I chooned call it a bra my bra…

  2. By the way, I like the new layout and header photo.

  3. Thanks Rob. I must say that buustelyf sounds pretty weird. I’ll chat to one of my Afrikaans (lady) colleagues tomorrow and see what she says.

  4. I asked Ronel at work and she says bra is the word she’s always used. She thinks that buustelyf sounds more like a corset or basque.

  5. It is definitely a buustelyfie dude. Weird as that may sound!

  6. Ja, according to most of my female associates it is just a bra… “Buustelyfie is outyds” 🙂
    So there goes another word into the scrapheap of unused and unloved words.

  7. Ook genoem ‘n “dubbel-loop slingervel”..

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