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Two Electrons Short of an Atom

Heard on the BBC's Bottom Line programme on the World Service one night:

I was asking him what slang they used in the townships: what new language the young are developing. And he said, "Well, instead of saying someone is crazy or has a screw loose, they say his sim card is scratched".