pidgin English


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pidgin English

a pidgin in which one of the languages involved is English
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Secondly, the paper discusses Nigerian Pidgin English and its centrality in the way the Nigerian masses manipulate words, and wean them of their legal significance, hence transforming power-relations within the society through these new forms of communication and use of subversive terminologies.
We spoke lgbo, could switch between a Canadian and Nigerian accent mid-sentence, and could understand Pidgin English.
The chorus of the song, "Vote for me, I want to chop president," uses the pidgin English term "chop," a word originally meaning "to digest" or "consume," which was transformed in the local vernacular into a verb meaning "the attainment of (a position, etc.
You say: The pidgin English was a bit annoying to start with but after a while I barely noticed it.
Also, the weakness of Ugwu Okegwu (the formal headman), who could neither write nor speak pidgin English lend credence to the appointment of Ahebi as the warrant chief.
Besides French and English, he is fluent in Pidgin English and knows Bamilike and Hausa.
Often even pidgin English (that's not a toilet) is spoken rather than a local dialect.
And some of it, especially the pidgin English they speak in the far future, is almost incomprehensible.
An early popular example was "Lolcats" - random photos of cats with bizarre pidgin English captions.
Earlier in the day Charles endeared himself to the nation when he spoke in Pidgin English, describing himself as the Queen's pikinini in a speech to thousands at a cultural welcoming ceremony for the royal couple.
His reverie and constant references to the great Seve Ballesteros and his similar, barely comprehensible pidgin English - especially when excited - may just engender the enduring spirit of the greatest Ryder Cup competitor ever, and to provide a ghostly presence when divine inspiration and desire are most needed.
These brief excerpts provide a glimpse into a unique contact variety that incorporates jibaro, Hawaiian, and Pidgin English features.