Nicolas Cage

If these famous people were Afrikaans…

Ons het op 4 Julie 2014 ‘n ‘post’ op ons Trivia SA Facebook bladsy geplaas, wat as volg gelees het:

“If famous actors and musicians were Afrikaans…

“We’ll start you off, please add to the list:

Will Smith – Willem Smit
Paul Newman – Paul Niemand
Laurence Olivier – Lourens Olivier
John Wayne – Jan Wyn
Martin Sheen – Blink Martiens”

Ons briljante kreatiewe intekenaars het toe die lys verder uitgebrei, en ons het foto’s gaan soek – en toe hierdie artikel op ons webtuiste geplaas.


As hierdie bekende mense Afrikaans was, sou hulle dalk bekend gestaan het as:

Jean-Claude van Damme
Jan-Koos Damduiker (Jean-Claude van Damme)

Will Smith
Willie Smit (Will Smith)

William Shakespeare
Willem Wikkelspies (William Shakespeare)

Tom Jones
Tom Jonas (Tom Jones)

The Backstreet Boys
Die Buurtwag Bende (The Backstreet Boys)

Sophia Lauren
Soufie Louw (Sophia Lauren)

Sir Winston Churchill
Wensteen Kerkheuwel (Sir Winston Churchill)

Paul Newman
Paulus Niemandt (Paul Newman)

Nicholas Cage
Nico Voëlhok (Nicholas Cage)

Neil Diamond
Kerneels Diamant (Neil Diamond)

Martin Sheen
Blink Martiens (Martin Sheen)

Margaret Thatcher
Magriet Grasdakker (Margaret Thatcher)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Lood Beetplaas (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Lawrence Fishburne
Louwtjie Visbrand (Lawrence Fishburne)

Laurence Olivier
Lourens Olivier (Laurence Olivier – hy is regtig in Suid-Afrika gebore)

John Wayne
Jan Wyn (John Wayne)

John Lennon
Johan Lennin (John Lennon)

John Denver
Johan van Deventer (John Denver)

Jack Sparrow
Jack Parow (Jack Sparrow)

Harry Potter
Hermanus Potgieter (Harry Potter)

George Bush
Gert Bos (George Bush)

Freddie Mercury
Ferdie Kwiksilwer (Freddie Mercury)

Enya
En Ja (Enya)

Engelbert Humperdinck
Engelbrecht Spoedwaldink (Engelbert Humperdinck)

Ellen DeGeneres
Heleen dieVrygewiger (Ellen DeGeneres)

Clint Eastwood
Kluit Oosthuizen (Clint Eastwood)

Charlize Theron
Charlize Tron (nie “the-ron” soos die Amerikaners hom uitspreek nie) – en ja, ons weet sy’s Afrikaans…

Charlie Chaplin
Charles Kaplan (Charlie Chaplin)

Cat Stevens
Kat Stefaans (Cat Stevens)

Bruce Springsteen
Boetie Baksteen (Bruce Springsteen)

Barbra Streisand
Barbara Strooisand (Barbra Streisand)

Arnold Vosloo
Die Mammie (of Die Pappie) – en ja, ons weet hy’s Afrikaans… (Arnold Vosloo, in “The Mummy”)

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnoldus Swaai-Sy-Nek-Om (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Andrea Bocelli
Andries Pietersielie (Andrea Bocelli)

Justin Bieber
Johannes Bibberboudjies (Justin Bieber)

Meatloaf
Vleis Brood (Meatloaf)

Brad Pitt
Braam Pieterse (Brad Pitt)

Angelina Jolie
Antjie Jolyt (Angelina Jolie)

Johnny Depp
Jannie Doppies (Johnny Depp)

Elton John
Alwyn Jansen (Elton John)

Britney Spears
Berta Spies (Britney Spears)

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  • Sisi

    Excuse me , I am nosey , Van Damme is Belgian but it is a Dutch name , I thought Afrikaan was part of Dutch , so it seems you do not use van in Afrikaan , isn’t it ?

    • I’m not sure I understand the question correctly. Here’s a brief overview of languages spoken in the following countries:

      Belgium – official languages are Dutch, French and German. (Belgium is bordered by The Netherlands, France and Germany).

      The Netherlands: Official language: Dutch.

      South Africa: 11 official languages, of which Afrikaans is the third most common language spoken.

      The roots of the Afrikaans language can be found in the Dutch language. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck, a citizen from The Netherlands, built a fortified trading post at the southern tip of Africa (now Cape Town). South Africa was in part colonized by the Dutch, and the Afrikaans language evolved from the Dutch language.

      The surname “Van Damme” is Dutch in origin, and is therefore found in both The Netherlands and in Belgium in its original form. In South Africa, the surname has been shortened to “Van Dam”.

      I hope this answers your question.