List of Siroccan sayings

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This article discusses English slang used in Sirocco. It is not to be confused with the Siroccan language.

The following is a list of several words and sayings in use throughout the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco. While most are not well-known throughout the wider community, some have entered use outside Sirocco and in one case have spawned related words. Most were coined by Siroccan Premier Daniel Anderson.


  • Bad juju: Used whenever something of misfortune happens. Also used if someone is in a foul mood, in which case they are said to be "full of bad juju".
  • He died? He died: Used whenever someone says something not well thought out. The phrase derives from a newsreel covering the death of John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald where a sheriff, upon announcing Oswald's death, is asked by a member of the crowd "he died?", to which the sheriff replies "he died."
  • In the provinces: Used when talking about current happenings in general. This simply generalises the current atmosphere, such as "there's anarchy in the provinces" whenever someone disagrees with something.
  • Lunchings: "Lunchings" was one of Sirocco's more notable contributions to the lexicon of the micronational community after it was first used by Siroccan Premier Daniel Anderson in the TASPAC Skype room in mid-2011. While initially being an alternative way of saying "lunch", it evolved to mean "eating lunch" or "going to eat lunch". For a time it was only used by Anderson but has since caught on in Optima and Zealandia, to name but two. Lunchings spawned four more words: breakfastings, dinnerings, dessertings and mealsing, the first three meaning to eat or be eating and the fourth to be having a meal.


  • Spon: Used as a generic word much like "Acme". The word has a variety of uses, including "spon clips", a nonsensical phrase simply used as a placeholder for future text when writing a document.
  • Telegraph: Used in place of the word "telephone", such as "I'll get on the telegraph straight away."