In honor of Thabo Mbeki’s State of the Nation Address later today, SA Blog introduces readers to Someamongus.
Someamongus keeps an astute, if slighty grumpy blog on a range of subjects South African – especially SA politics – but his particular specialty is our president.
The blogger’s name (I’m guessing it’s a he), which sounds like a newly-discovered dinosaur, derives from the presdent’s habitual, quasi-cryptic references to some among us South Africans: those who, in Mbeki’s eyes, prevent progress and transformation through nefarious means, especiaily griping.
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It occurs to SA Blog that some among us is ungrammatical in many situations, such as the one above, and we suggest adopting the back-up identity Someamongwe, which also sounds nicely African.
Someamongus will no doubt have a few things to say after Mbeki’s address – check in with him periodically.