One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express a non-committal, resigned, or ironic attitude.
- ‘Ja, well no fine! Just been to Lesotho two weeks ago, hey? Mmmm, you like the place, hey? Ja, boet, it's the best!’
- ‘Erm, ja, well, no, fine officer. My son must have stolen it, for I never knew about it. And I certainly never used it!’
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