South African slang term for homeless person, hobo, etc.
Commonly found in cities, pushing a stolen shopping cart/trolley filled with the day's scavenged goods, and more often than not quite drunk, followed by a mutt ("pavement special" dog)....
Stuart: Mom! There's a bergie going through the trash again!!
Mom: Oh dear! All these homeless people are just a result of the government's failed attempts to balance the social and economic inequalities which are so evident in the society we live in today, coupled with the damage created by the apartheid era.
Bergie: Lady, do you have some spare change?
Edna: What? Get a job hobo!
Mabel: Oh Edna! Don't be so inconsiderate. Here you go mister, a nice sandwich for you.
Bergie: Thanks lady. Wait a sec....what's this? A liver polony sandwich!!! Screw you old girl!!!
Mabel: Well I never! Ungrateful hobo!
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