• From the Merriam-webster Online Dictionary

  • Now:
  • Pronunciation: \ˈnau\
  • Function: adverb
  • Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nū; akin to Old High German now, Latin nunc, Greek nyn
  • Date: before 12th century
1 a : at the present time or moment b : in the time immediately before the present "thought of them just now" c : in the time immediately to follow : "come in now"

In Botswana:

Now: \nau\
1. at sometime in the future, perhaps.
Just Now: \jus nau\
1. soon
Now Now: \nau nau\
1. Very soon, it may be urgent
Now-Now Now-Now Now-Now: \nau-nau nau-nau nau-nau\
1. Probably I should have told you five minutes ago and we should have done something about it then

1 comment:

Veronica said...

Hahahahaha. So, so true.