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Thread #75556 Message #1329090
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Nov-04 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
"Shebeen" - an unlicensed (and therefore illegal) drinking place. Originally Irish (of course), but the word migrated to South Africa, and became the common word for such places in Soweto and so forth.