Picking up stompies (*)
Tall, thin, cadaverous youth (the sort that pronounces it ‘yoof’) with wonky teeth: ‘I don’t know how I managed it, I was so pissed, but I managed to shag her. I woke up in the morning to find her there and thought, what the fuck, who are you.’
Much shorter woman: ‘What was wrong with her?’
Yoof: ‘I suppose she was alright, not really that much of a minger.’
Woman (sounding slightly defensive): ‘She probably didn’t look her best if she had a hangover.’
Yoof: ‘Yeah, you’re right. I think I’ll keep her number, maybe text her sometime.’
Woman: ‘For when you’re desperate?’
Yoof (grinning wonkily): ‘Yeah.’
Refreshing honesty? Maybe. But it sounds so wrong to me. Since when did men starting talking to women about other women like that?
(*) South African slang (not to be confused with Stompie Moeketsi): stompie - A cigarette butt. From the Afrikaans stomp, meaning "stump". The term picking up stompies means intruding into a conversation at its tail end, with little information about its content.