Meandos: When SA's president makes up a new word

2017-11-06 11:43 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has once again become the subject of laughter and confusion on social media after he invented 'meandos' during a Q and A session in parliament.

While answering DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, Zuma joked that “you come with meando’s… I answer with meando’s” and this left viewers puzzled and wondering if he had ordered Nandos while in session.

In South Africa, it is no secret that we speak our own language, but could 'meandos' perhaps be a cross between ‘meanderings’ and ‘innuendos’?

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However, this is not the first time a President has invented a new word. United States President, Donald Trump was scrutinised after he mispronounced 'Namibia' during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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As expected, while thousands took to Twitter to make fun of Zuma's 'meando', Nandos - known to always be ready with a social media post - issued a definition of the word for all of those who were wondering.

Although no one was quite sure what the President was trying to say, tweeps had a field day with 'meandos'.