Singer Julio Iglesias was recently on TV talk show with British host, when he used the word "mañana" (pronounced “manyana”). The host asked him to explain.
Iglesias said “In Spanish it means Maybe the job will be done tomorrow, maybe the next day, maybe the day after that. Or perhaps next week, next month, next year. Like who really cares!!!" What equivalent word do you British use?
“Oh!” the host exclaimed a little taken by surprise , “In England I guess we just don't have any such word to describe that degree of urgency”
Sorry mate I changed it a bit.to make it more currently relevant for the the British to empathize. Tell Royston the original version he sent you is now way out of date with the South African flavor