Pearl Modiadie Is Mind Blown By The Meaning Of ‘Sbwl’. Sbwl is a word that has been used a lot in South Africa this year.
Sbwl is a word that has been used a lot in South Africa this year. A lot of people have been having their minds tangled up as to what the word means. It’s only later on that people found out that the word is a Xhosa word that most people know. Pearl Modiadie was part of the group that didn’t know what the word means. The radio presenter went on Google to find out what the word means. The know it all search engine eventually gave her the meaning of the word.
Pearl Modiadie couldn’t believe that she was going crazy over a simple word. “Really? I’ve been cracking my skull trying to figure this out,” says the radio personality. She found out that the word that she was looking for was ‘Sabaweli’, which means craving in isiXhosa. The Urban Dictionary said that the vowels of the word were just removed. Some of her Twitter followers also let her know that they were also cracking their skulls trying to find out what the word means.
One tweep says, “You are a God sent…” One tweep says, “Lol same here Pearl…thanks for this.” One tweep says, “You’re not the only one…I’ve also been wondering what does this “sbwl” means.” One tweep says the Urban Dictionary ruined the fun of seeing people trying to figure out what the word meant. The tweep says, “Urban Dictionary ruined everything. Watching people trying to figure this out was so entertaining…” One tweep says the word is not a isiXhosa word. The tweep says, “There’s no such word as “sabaweli” in isiXhosa but sharp.”
by Alexandra Ramaite