Terms such as Sbwl, originating from the Xhosa word Sabaweli meaning craving, “O jewa ke eng?” have been a few of South Africa’s shining Twitter terms of 2019.
Cav’ these examples:
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) December 9, 2019
And representing SA, @akreana with a term that took the cup for the highest number of retweets.
This term threw a “spanner in the feelings” of many South Africans as they began to express what may have been ‘eating’ them up. From things that tweeps were Sbwl-ing all year long to customer service complaints (of which, most of them were resolved).
According to Twitter’s data, it has been a jam-packed year. We are yet to see what 2020 has in store for us.
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