Discussion in 'Isaan Homes/Gardens and Land D.I.Y.' started by Yorky, Sep 24, 2020.
OK, it's only one table and one chair but what more do you need?
What happened to your beautiful wood rocker that put George to sleep ?
None....if you are a Billy no mates!
Do you not interact with Mrs Yorky on the stoep?
It's still here. The new stuff is for eating from.
Very rarely. She eats either on a mat on the floor or down at the fat lady's restaurant (where she is eating at the moment).
We ate together last Christmas.
Or was it 2018?
I Christened the table and chair when eating my afternoon snap.
Accepted but we do have 6 more chairs in the house which may be relocated to the stoep but the majority of visitors tend to prefer sitting on the stoep rail anyway.
I have to admit that when Yorky first mentioned his stoep, I had to consult Google. It is a word that I never came across in my time in the UK
I'd heard of Dutch and Afrikaans stoeps, and recognised them as a kind of porch as well as being the Dutch word for step - and also pavement. A connection with Yorkshire baffled me until thinking of the famous limestone pavements in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Any connection Yorky, or pure coincidence?
Such a beautifull word, people used to sit on the stoep in front of their house on warm evening talking to neighbours whilst kids play in the street ... it is "old school".
Maybe, Nick, its a word that comes from across the water (Thames) ????????
Meaning of stoep in English
noun [ C ]
South African English uk
a small veranda (= raised area) or set of steps outside a house, where people can sit
I believe that it's pure coincidence.
I don't know where I got the terminology. I've never been to South Africa but know a few folks who live there. Perhaps it came from Tom Sharpe?
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