1974J.M. CoetzeeDusklands 108I’m just a poor hotnot, master, only one more chance, my master, my father.
1973A. Small inEvening Post 16 July 3Racists who thought in terms of ‘hotnots’..had no place on the University of the Western Cape campus.
1975Sunday Times 21 Sept. 21I was..ordered to go to the ‘Hotnot’ cafe down the road, and told bluntly: ‘We don’t allow Hotnots to walk around here.’
1978Daily Dispatch 24 Nov. 9Five knife-bearing white vigilantes..jumped out of a car shouting: ‘Leave that hotnot maid.’
1987B. Pearson inWeekly Mail 17 July 11In South Africa they had been ‘Cape Coloureds’, voteless, politically powerless, neither oppressed black nor privileged white..‘just Hotnots born on the wrong side of the track’.
1992M. Tyala inEvening Post 27 Mar. 10They were not going to let any kaffirs, hotnots or koelies even think of coming near the suburb.
‖4. Special Combinations (usually with Afrikaans combining form -s-).
hotnotskooigoed/-ˈkʊɪxut/ [Afrikaans, kooigoed bedding, kooi bed + goed stuff], any of several species of Helichrysum, a laxly-branched aromatic shrub found in dry regions, used by the Khoikhoi and some modern campers as bedding and occasionally medicinally;
1950H. GerberCape Cookery 87Hotnotskool Bredie. Use the young unopened flower shoots of ‘hotnotskool’ (Anthericos longifolium). They look like asparagus...You could use any cauliflower recipe for ‘hotnotskool’ as it resembles cauliflower in flavour.
1975Argus 17 Sept. 28If you care for waterblommetjie bredie you would find Hotnotskoolbredie (made from Hottentot cabbage) just as delicious, she says. ‘One picked off the snake-like stalks and used them with onions, small young potatoes and fresh lamb chops.’
1987W.A. De Klerk inSunday Times 25 Jan. 32The Taalmanne..recognised that the vernacular Afrikaans despised as a hotnotstaal was in fact the true language of the Afrikaners.
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