(S.Afr. drugs) intoxicated by a drug, ‘high’.
|Cold Stone Jug n.p.: Their favourite word for it was ‘blue’. ‘To be blue’ in [...] prison slang didn’t mean melancholy. If somebody said [...] ‘Man ek is blou’ it meant that his mind was heavy with gaudy dreams [...] If a man said, ‘I was blue when I done it’ [...] it wasn’t he [...] but the dagga.|
|Crime in S. Afr. 92: The gangsters describe each other as being ‘blue’ when under the influence of dagga.|
|in Staffrider May–June n.p.: Can we have two kachies ... ? Make it three ... I wanna get lekker blou tonight.|
Standard Afk., meaning blue, in slang uses
1. a habitual criminal serving an indeterminate sentence; thus the blue jacket he wears; the sentence itself.
|Sun. Times (J’burg) 24 Sept. 5: Mr Justice Theron at the Rand Criminal Sessions declared R an habitual criminal and ordered him the ‘blou baadjie’ or blue jacket worn by convicts serving the indeterminate sentence of nine to 15 years [DSAE].|
|Cape Times 9 Jan. 5: Four battle-scarred shaven ex-‘Bloubaadjies’ – long term prisoners – had heard a noise emanating from the darkened building and decided to investigate [DSAE].|
|Jacks in Corners 171: Laetitia dreamt she was a photographer, snapping at bloubaadjies breaking stones in a prison yard.|
|Make A Skyf, Man! 161: Let no liberal come to a bloubaadjie with condescension. [...] Let the Prisons Board come to this bloubaadjie, the former mayor of Pretoria [etc.].|
2. a provincial traffic officer.
|informat in DSAE (1996) 75/1: You mustn’t go too fast on the National road, because there are a lot of bloubaadjies [DSAE].|
|Uet Suid-Westem 17: Oct. 2 n.p.: Every time a bloubaadjie stops a car and issues a speeding ticket [...] the Government loses another vote [DSAE].|
(S.Afr.) a term of abuse.
|Notebooks (1983) 164: The vulgarities (swartgat, bloubek etc.). [Ibid.] 238: bloubek – ‘blue mouth’ vulgar term of abuse [...] swartgat – ‘black-arse’.|
(S.Afr.) a national serviceman or woman who has completed half their training; thus, a novice in general.
|Acid Alex 101: He announced loudly that I was a new rooinek blougat from Joburg who had been klapped for being a marrabaner. [Ibid.] 102: A really big oke with an eleven o’clock shadow called me: Ekse blougat, come here! [...] HERE JESUS GOD, BLOUGAT!! You better fokken wake up vinnig!|
(S.Afr.) an auxiliary police officer (used in those areas where the police wear blue uniforms).
|South 9 July 7: There have been a number of reported clashes between special constables called ‘bloupakke’ and residents [DSAE].|
|Frontline 13 Apr. n.p.: Twice we come across bloupakke in royal-blue fatigues [DSAE].|
see under die blou n.
(S.Afr. Und.) a prison.
|Boesman and Lena Act I: Oppas they don’t het you. Blourokkie next time they catch you stealing.|
(S.Afr.) methylated spirits; thus bloutreinryer, a drinker of methylated spirits.
|Sun. Times (Jo’berg) 4 May 19: He said people also drank ethylated spirits – which has replaced methylated spirits or ‘blue train’ [DSAE].|
|Strollers 71: They had to drink Blue Train, and methylated spirits made them mean, man, real mean.|
|My Traitor’s Heart (1991) 419: They are bloutreinryers, riders of the blue train. In this country, methylated spirits are tinted blue.|
|Dict. S. Afr. Eng. (4th edn) 32/1: bloutrein [...] methylated spirits.|
|Mooi Street (1994) 292: Blue Train is meths . . . !?‘Mooi Street Moves’|