1983D. Beckett inFrontline Feb. 32What..of all those rumours about troops who went ‘bossies’ — bush mad?
1985Frontline Aug. 54I don’t know about these guys who are meant to go bossies after service. I don’t know anyone who is really gone in his head because of contacts...Of course, guys who spend long enough living in the bush end up bedonderd, but that’s just normal army befok, it’s not bossies like from war.
1987Fair Lady 21 Jan. 144The SADF, when in doubt psychologically, reverted to bossies; ‘The ou that knifed his girlfriend? Nooit, he’s okay, a bit bossies but quite lekker basically.’
1987M. PolandTrain to Doringbult 86‘It’s time to go home. I’m getting bossies in this place.’ Andrew laughed ruefully. ‘Like the army.’
1988Personality 7 Nov. 27The border women share a..horror of becoming women who have gone ‘bossies’ — sans hairbrush, sans make-up and sans the latest range from Foschini.
1991T. Baron inSunday Times 5 May 27He never needed to go into the bush to become bossies because he was, surely, born that way. He is very high octane.
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