pigeon English


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pigeon English:

see pidginpidgin
, a lingua franca that is not the mother tongue of anyone using it and that has a simplified grammar and a restricted, often polyglot vocabulary. The earliest documented pidgin is the Lingua Franca (or Sabir) that developed among merchants and traders in the Mediterranean
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'First we beat Langer,' said Seve memorably that day in his then pigeon English, 'then we go after Watson.'
"The national language is Pigeon English. It's been handed down from Captain James Cook who spoke English very slowly so the natives could pick out specific words."
There's been a whisper for 11-2 chance Pigeon English - which I believe is the autobiography of David Beckham - but unfortunately, I couldn't understand it.
I began with Pigeon English with a few French words tossed in, but, by the end, had developed a distinct Yorkshire burr.
For a second some viewers thought they'd stumbled upon one of those late night Open University programmes when funny sounding foreigners speak in pigeon English.
3 Most of the inhabitants speak French, a tribal tongue and "Pigeon English".
I can speak 19 languages, from pigeon English to Manadarin duck, which helps when I am travelling.