Humour We need to man up to cure toxic masculinity Men, it's time to stop letting the fear of labels like 'isishimane' dictate our behaviour, says Ndumiso Ngcobo 29 October 2017 - 00:00 By Ndumiso Ngcobo Men, it's time to stop letting the fear of labels like 'isishimane' dictate our behaviour
During the horrible ole days of the ANC-vs-IFP low-intensity warfare of the '90s East Rand, there was an urban legend doing the rounds. Apparently, when the "comrades" were trying to ascertain whether or not an individual was a Zulu from KwaZulu-Natal (read: automatically IFP), they would whip out a R1 coin and ask the suspect, "What's this?" We Zulus are renowned for our inability to pronounce the letter "r". There are no r's in my language, you see.
Conventional wisdom has always dictated that people who are foul-mouthed and use a lot of swearwords in their speech are generally of a lower class and possibly less intelligent, but there are multiple studies that seem to point in the opposite direction: that people who use profanity are, in fact, generally blessed with a richer vocabulary and higher IQ.
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