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Pidgin English is a Beautiful Language, especially when it comes to Adages

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But we are all aware of just how pidgin rolls off the tongue, how sweet it is in the mouth, the Rs and the repeated syllables – yeye, at all at all, now now.

And adages. In pidgin? Dear God!

A Twitter user @ZamirXI shared a post calling for popular quotes.

He started with a few of his, writing:

The best quotes in this life are in pidgin.

‘Monkey no fine but hin mama like am’

‘All die na die’ ‘At all at all na hin bad pass’

‘Woman wey dey find pikin no dey wear pant sleep’

Reply or Quote with your favourite ??

https://twitter.com/ZamirXI/status/934877028297465858

And, definitely, TwitterNG being TwitterNG, did people deliver or what?!

Have some other quotes you find interesting, how ’bout you leave them in the comment section.

To start you off, here’s a pretty common one: “Which day we start love wey we don dey kiss?”

23 Comments

  1. Luqman

    November 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    You can say that again. All hail to my Waffi people

    • ND Babe

      November 27, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      When cunnyman die, cunnyman must bury am.

  2. Loki

    November 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    My favourite- Conny man die; conny man bury am.

  3. Senorita!

    November 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    *Na from clap e dey enter dance
    *Person we no get teeth no dey chop meat
    *Na who first buy moto dey drive old model
    *Forget that thing!
    *Na today?!
    *No be today yansh dey back
    *Trouble dey sleep yanga go wake am
    *Pikin we say im mama no go sleep im sef no go sleep

  4. evah

    November 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Monkey wey say he must see hunter face go enter banga soup….lol

  5. Sarah

    November 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Them no dey fit know black fowl for soup, Hunter dey pursue antelope, lizard still dey run, them nor fit pursue 2 animals for bush at the same time???

  6. FasholasLover

    November 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I get am before, nor be property.

    I love Waffi people.

  7. Moniker

    November 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    toetoe wata no plenty, e do baff preek

  8. IJS

    November 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    1. na the way goat take stand them go take price am. 2. Them nor dey tell deaf man say war dey

  9. Tivo

    November 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Pickin way say hin mama no go sleep,hin too no go sleep

  10. be

    November 27, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Who no go no know, them say them say Na dey put person for trouble.

  11. be

    November 27, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    D gal no fine,d gal no fine! Na uncle Titus take die single @ 80yr

  12. Lol

    November 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    So proud to be a waffi babe!

  13. Ena

    November 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Okro nor dae long pas e master
    Cow wae nor get tail na God dae dreb e fly

  14. Peegin

    November 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Check out peegin.com it’s a crowd source pidgin english dictionary and translator.

    Or download our app from playstore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.amaniart.peegin

  15. Ocean Beauty

    November 27, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Dem no dey use shame chop poison
    Monkey get grade, slippers get size
    Father burn, you dey ask weda e bear bear burn
    Who dey cry dey see road
    First to do e no dey pain
    No matter as person thumb big reach e dey enter the nose of the owner
    Wetin concern bicycle concern filling station
    Fly must always support shit

  16. my two cents

    November 27, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    anything wey snake born de long

  17. Tri.

    November 27, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Dem dey count meat for pot, pomo too dey raise hand.

  18. Pappy

    November 28, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Na small shit na him dey spoil yansh……

    Them no dey tell blind man say rain dey fall..

  19. Loki

    November 28, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Who dey cry dey see road.

  20. Vee

    November 28, 2017 at 11:35 am

    ororo no dey fade, oba no dey go transfer….lol Abraka for life!

  21. Sage

    November 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Na who fess buy moto, fess buy old model

    Na small sh1t dey stain yansh

    Make you nor go look face go chop winch ohh

    Dog wey nor dey hear owner whistle naim dey loss

    Na from the smell of mess dem dey take know sh1t

    Better soup na money kill am

    At all at all, naim bad pass

  22. R.R

    November 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Until you reach another person papa farm,you go think say na your papa farm big pass.
    Watin I sit down jeje the see from here,you go climb pole you no go see am.
    Monkey no fine,e mama like am.

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