If you live in Fiji, then you’ll most likely have come across a group of people that love speaking in opposites.
Speaking in opposites used to be limited to yes or no questions and then it just slowly started spreading to other sentences and words.
Now, however, it has spread to restaurant names, street names, and even the most mundane words of the day that you never thought could be included in the opposite’s vocabulary.
Can we stop with opposites 🥴
Wasted nearly 1 hr looking for Enemy here in Nabua to have lunch with my cousin- only to find out she meant FRIENDLY Fast Food Restaurant🤕🙄
Kaka saraga qu ulu!
— Lemu_Tai (@stayer_v) February 28, 2023
Now we all know that we have none other than our brothers and sisters of the rainbow community to thank for this and we hope it doesn’t go anywhere anytime soon.
We managed to collect some tweets from Fijians who shared their own experiences with speaking in opposites and we’ve got some of our favourite ones here.
Bau set direct opposites. A group of qaus from HS used to say Layard when referring to Goodenough Street in Suva(eg. i layard street. GOODENOUGH!). Not direct opposites, but James G. Goodenough was sent to Fiji when Edgar Layard was British Consul to see if Fiji should be annexed https://t.co/fB0tgtquKU
— Posky L. (@PoskyL) February 28, 2023
Reminds me of wame 😂. ‘Au na qai solia na kemu moon slow and whiskey toe’. Meaning sunquick and scotch finger 😂😂. @jimmyvaka https://t.co/M9D2DHaSer
— Eme🌺 (@Eme_679) February 28, 2023
My friends be doing the most when we’re looking for each other around the clubs heavily intoxicated 😭
– “Vei qori?”
-“ Up Over”
Referring to down under 😂😭 please hold the opposites till we’re sober Atleast 🥲 https://t.co/BAqScXzhpL
— 𝓻 𝓷 𝓶 🌙 (@SaMaloEh) February 28, 2023
“What time is Foot Under?”
Took me a good minute to figure out this mf meant Handover 😤 https://t.co/2t5xT1ioyS
— HotBreadChicken (@fkrfn7) February 28, 2023
Let us know in the comments some of your opposites experiences!