Today's isiZulu word is ujwabu... and we can't stop laughing!!!
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Melusi Tshabalala has been using his Facebook to teach isiZulu and other South African languages but today’s explanation takes the cake.


Johannesburg, South AfricaMelusi Tshabalala started something we didn’t know we needed back in 2017!

The passionate South African posts isiZulu words and their meanings in the hopes to educate his fellow South Africans on a Facebook page called Melusi’s Everyday Zulu. The passionate South African also shares his educational posts publicly, so it is easy to follow him and get informative updates.

Melusi has grown his language empire to include many South African languages, and most of the posts are educational, but now and then he delivers the funniest gems.

Today Melusi decided to teach us all what circumcision is, but it’s his description that had us in stitches.

Today’s isiZulu word is ujwabu. Ujwabu is foreskin. MaXhosa look away.

AmaXhosa always mock us because circumcision is not such a big deal for us. We are like whatever. Now this is not me, declaring anything about my daai ding. If you happen to know (for whatever reason) what my daai ding is like, keep it to yourself.

By religiously chopping off ujwabu, amaXhosa have no idea what they are missing out on. Besides the biological benefits, ujwabu is also great in the bedroom. You can use it as a blindfold. You can tie up your partner (consensually). You can whip your partner (consensually). You can pull it over your head, during role-playing and be Hamburgler (we will get back to why McDonald’s came up with this character). You can snuggle under it in winter and watch Netflix. You can fan yourself with it in summer.

By Josh, what is ujwabu not good for. MaXhosa, continue putting on makeup and hiking to mountain tops to get butchered. Qhubekani nenxeba.

So give Melusi a follow, and you could broaden your South African language knowledge and have a laugh. You can follow his Facebook page here.

Sources: Melusi’s Everyday Zulu 
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