Sunday, September 6, 2009

English as a Second Language

An English grammar session in the Nigerian House of Representatives. Listen keenly to the third politician, you might need your dictionary...:-)



Enjoy the weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Hehehe, what irritates me more is the fact that they think they must shout in order to make their point. What a circus..

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  3. Anengiyefa,

    It becomes quite a shouting match doesn't it? Like all the raucuous parliaments worldwide - Kenya, South Africa, Britain, Korea all of them! LOL

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  4. This brings on the LOLs, Mama S. Some of the best footage comes from angry parliamentarians! I'm sure HE understood what he said!

    LG,

    R-A

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  5. macabadans? sardonic? anomy? lugubrious? dismabisma-wth?-sounded a little like pepto-bismol if you ask me.

    this man managed to squeeze all those words in in less than 4 sentences? he must have been one of those pupils who write scary compositions in English class!!

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  6. Rose-Anne, ROFL! He is saying what he means and he is meaning what he sis saying! The LOLs come on strong every time I watch this. I heard he has quite a following in Naija.

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  7. Mama, I thot he said macadabre, as in macabre because of the possibility of cadavers on the roads. And yes, in those 4 sentences he actually made up a word - dismabisma?!!! LOL. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

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  8. yes but one can't deny his charisma! been catching up on ya...lovely lovely. back at school teaching...my course is post colonial african literature. LOVING it of course. at the moment started bessie heads When Rain Clouds Gather. absolutely brilliant. also doing Purple Hibiscus...devastatingly sad and beautiful. at the same time reading ngugi's de colonising the mind. still at it! salaams and love and all things good at ya mama! XX j in arusha...ps: drought is TERRIBLE here and in kenya...getting beyond serious now...really really bad. x

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  9. Janelle, what wonderful books you are teaching! I am reading Purple Hibiscus now and I've already cried tears (I am only on page 70). Good to see you here again. xxx

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  10. The echo makes it hard to understand. At least politics are more lively than in the US. C-span is good for insomnia.

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  11. Ahaha! This cracked me up Mama... What i kept thinking though was...this is what i must sound like when i speak si swati ;) LOL!!!

    Things have been so busy lately and im sorry to not get back to you sooner, Please know that i deeply appreciate your support for PDI and I cant wait to have your powerful spirit on board with us as we work to bring more light to the people of Africa... Are you on facebook? I acquiesced and am on it now... (acquiesce...theres a word for that politician lol)

    Much love, M

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  12. I thought the third politician was very passionate but why so much shouting? You can get you point across without raising your voice, can't you :-)?

    Greetings from London.

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  13. hahaha. We love Obahiagbon at my Nigerian Curiosity site. He makes Nigerian politics so, how shall we say, exciting. Check out this post on him and watch the video. Translation is even included!

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  14. hhhe I lov African COLTUR lol..TYou should here me trying to do a Nigerian Accent! I love it. At leas they are mor ruddy lively than the Canadian politicians lol. mean when I hear Ignatieff and Harper here rambling on it makes me want to fall asleep. You go Girl Long Live Nigeria even if I didn't understand much..

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  15. Thank you Sarah, Maithri, A Cuban In London, Solomonsydelle and Yanjiaren for stopping by and for your interesting comments.

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  16. I cannot find any of those words in my dictonary. Let me try google...nothing... Please help! lol!

    http://ourreadingspaces.org/blog/

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  17. Dismerbismer?!

    LMAO!

    Boy is he 'special'. :P

    An African politician alright.

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