A standout amongst the most astonishing things about being a South African is that in spite of having eleven official languages (and numerous informal ones), we generally figure out how to add more words to our vocabulary, and the most recent word UnDVDyelani is all the evidence you require.
The video has been doing the rounds on social media after a video of an obscure lady being recorded without her insight circulated around the web.
In the video the lady who was found caught off-guard and needed to discover why she was being recorded exclaimed, “Undvdyelani manje?” which means (why are you filming me). In any case, the immediate interpretation of the word signifies, “why are you DVD’ing me?”
In case you haven’t caught on to it yet, get some scoop.
What is it?
UnDVDyelani manje: a phrase meaning why are you taking a video of me without my consent.
Where does it come from?
From an unknown viral star.
It’s organic and South African, and has probably been used in other rural places in Mzansi.
Where and when can you use it?
When: When caught off-guard on camera.
Well, in true Mzansi style… there is a UnDVDyelani manje challenge:
And… of course… A song
What would a trend be without a song? In SA? Nothing fam!