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(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Sandy Grant
All languages borrow words, phrases, and expressions and incorporate them into the spoken language of the day. In this country, any number of foreign words are in regular daily use. Afrikaans has provided words such as voetsak, bobbejaan veldspan, vlei, kloof and kopje although I am told that the latter word is now being pronounced kopJe in non-Afrikaans speaking areas!).
From France there has come cul de sac, in lieu of, and bureau de change all of which seem here to stay. But of especial interest are those imported words and expressions which have become embedded in the country's …