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, , | Unfiltered | July 31, 2021

One thing I’ve noticed about South African English is that they use some terms that I haven’t seen in other countries except in decades-old novels. This happens when I call a gynaecologist’s office to get new birth control.

Me: Hello, my [hormonal IUD brand name] is expired and I would like to get the copper IUD, do you do those?
Receptionist: Yes, we can do the loop.
Me [confused]: No, no, it’s a T shaped thingy.
Receptionist: Yes, the loop.

It finally dawned on me that she was using the name of an obsolete IUD that hasn’t been used for many years.

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