1965D. MaraisAg, Sis Man! (cartoon)Jislike! The old Cape Tradition is taking a beating.
1970ForumVol.6No.2, 27‘Yislike, its cold in here’ he said, and slumped down heavily next to the other man.
1971The 1820Vol.44No.5, 25First, let’s explain the meaning of the word ‘jislaaik’...This, in the glossary of South Africanisms, hits the jackpot in the force of its meaning. Jislaaik (pronounced yislike) is a composite of the English equivalents, super, heavens, wacko, great Scott, by George, fabulous, unbelievable, gee whiz, etc.
1978S. Roberts inNew ClassicNo.5, 22An ex-Police Colonel, and they set him in a back office and let him sort the post. ‘Jis-like!’ I whispered.
1980Sunday Times 7 Dec. 40They smote each other upon the shoulders,..and uttered the ancient invocation ‘Yislaaik!’. The significance of this cry is lost in the mists of time.
1981Fair Lady 9 Sept.When particularly impressed by Gerrie Coetzee’s left hook, they will exclaim ‘Yusslaik!’.
1989D. Rorke inSki-Boat Jan.–Feb. 46‘Juslaaik!’ said I..‘He’s in a hurry to get to the hotel’.
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