1977A. RoscoeUhuru’s Fire 226All you bliksems look the same.
1983Drum Aug. 31These township bliksems are all communists and agitators.
1986L.B. Hall inStyle July 97‘Koos man, these blerrie horseflies are chewing me alive.’ Smack, slap. ‘The bliksems.’
1991J. Dewes inE. Prov. Herald 10 Dec. 5A bluxom can..be a person who makes himself objectionable for any number of reasons: slander, theft, forgetfulness, failure to pay a debt or failure to buy a round of drinks.
1983A. Sparks inJ. Crwys-WilliamsS. Afr. Despatches (1989) 447Oom Daniel was overwhelmed by his success. ‘Bliksem — bloody hell,’ he kept muttering...‘My worst mampoer won the prize’.
1990J. Clegg inSunday Times 24 Dec. 11If there’s criticism of something I’ve written..bliksem! It’s eina!
1991J. Dewes inE. Prov. Herald 10 Dec. 5British technicians..first became acquainted with the word when one accidentally collided with a South African, not only hurting the South African’s nose but also treading on his toes. ‘Bluxom!’ said the South African, rubbing his nose and hopping on one foot.
1977Fugard & DevenishGuest 20One thing I do know, his medicine is bliksem strong.
1983J. CroninInside 8At fifteen he became office boy at Katzenellenbogen’s..where he learned:..The GPO telegram charge is reckoned per word. A word is 15 letters max. You have to drop one l from Katzenellenbogen Inc or Hear me boy?! nex’time you’s gonna pay extra one word charge your bliksem self.
A scoundrel, blighter, ‘bastard’; dondernouna.
A term of address equivalent to ‘bastard’, ‘scoundrel’; blikskottel2 a; dondernounb.
An utterance of this word.
, ‘to beat the hell out of’.
An expression of frustration, anger, or disgust.
Used as an intensifier;
Hence bliksemtransitiveverb, to curse (something) with the word ‘bliksem’; to beat (someone) up.
1980M. Mutloatse inStaffriderVol.3No.4, 40‘Well, if this bugger gets up he’s going to moer us again; or his chommies will get here and bliksem us to pieces.
1991J. Dewes inE. Prov. Herald 10 Dec. 5Inanimate things can..be bluxomed with ease: an obstinate wheelnut, a cigarette lighter that won’t work, a letter from a creditor, or a dog barking at dead of night.
1991D. BoswellInformant, Giyani (N. Tvl)I’m warning you. Don’t gooi me grief because I’m not in the mood...I’ll bliksem you.
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