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HOW TO SPEAK PERFECT ENGLISH
IF THIS DOESN'T RING A BELL, THEN YOU PROBABLY HAD AN 'E' IN ENGLISH
Can Kenyans speak good English?
The answer to this question is probably a big NO, but wait a minute and let us give ourselves the benefit of doubt. I know you have all gone to school and i am not going to lecture you on how to speak properly and communicate effectively. My advice is only this: Chose your words carefully. How to use the right words? I studied
language and I am a stickler who gets terribly annoyed every time I hear
someone either misusing or even using broken language intentionally.
In Kenya, and
Nairobi in particular, most people are fond of using broken English and
misusing words. Use of social media and sms services is even making matters worse.
You will always hear a Nairobi girl say something like this; “Me I just graduated
from K.U.”Now “Me” should never precede
“I’ in any English sentence.
look at some outstanding misrepresentation of words in Kenyan “slang”
Who is a socialite?
If u visit
Kenyan blogs and social media pages, you will be made to think that a socialite
is this: a lady whose burst is bigger than average, whose behind looks as if it
has been photo-shopped and who posses for photos while 99% undressed.
Now this is
the real dictionary meaning of the word: A person [more often a woman] of
social prominence, considered to be an influential figure; also, a person who
goes to fashionable parties and is often written about in the newspapers. As
you can see, there is no mention of having admirable goods or being
Who is a hustler?
Kenyan “lingua franca,” a hustler is assumed to be a guy who is doing his best
to make ends meet. You will often hear a girl describing her boyfriend (or
worse off- her father) as a hustler.
dictionary meaning of a hustler is: One who pretends to be an amateur at a game
in order to win bets. It can also mean a pimp, a prostitute or a male
prostitute who sells his services to men.
time, my dear, do not shame your English teacher by saying, “Me I am a
socialite and cannot date a hustler”