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Byron

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Car wey dem thief don kill five people

Ha! 

It's funny for about 5 mins until you realise thats were our licence fee is going

Check this one out:

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41669240

 

Couple wey survive Las Vegas shooting don die for car accident

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-41773250

Have they got Tim Westwood back doing the translations? 

Edited by WorkingPoor

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5 hours ago, WorkingPoor said:

Car wey dem thief don kill five people

Ha! 

It's funny for about 5 mins until you realise thats were our licence fee is going

Check this one out:

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41669240

 

Couple wey survive Las Vegas shooting don die for car accident

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-41773250

Have they got Tim Westwood back doing the translations? 

B.B.C World Service is funded by the government so you pay for this service out of your ordinary taxes rather than the license fee.

Edited by Virgil Caine

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5 hours ago, spygirl said:

Commented on this - can people who speak pidgin actually read? Pidgin, english or anything?

I doubt it.

It isn't even a written language/dialect, even if it's self funded. It's an oral language that the So-Called BBC has spent shit loads of money and time on. 

To begin the process of

converting a primarily oral language into an agreed written form, the World Service interacted with people across Africa who spoke it.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/bbc-digital-pidgin-language-service

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You definitely get a better standard of pidgin from forumites than the So-Called BBC.  Usually it's faulty keyboard or mobile texting.  Isn't it bout time that Her Majesty did a Christmas speech version in pidgin.

Na mind you pidgin does seem to continue di wey do don So-Called BBC's general theme bin bout jumbling up what di don actually happened wey di bin don dey.

Edited by twocents

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13 hours ago, Byron said:

There is no requirement for the Pidgin service to be reporting very minor news stories from countries that don't speak that language.

We don't hear nicely written stories on the main BBC news about some scroats dying after stealing a car in Abuja.  Even if the Pidgin service was necessary (which IMO it isn't), this story is a complete waste of resources.

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2 hours ago, Captain Cavey said:

^ typical white privileged ranting. As we are all descended from Africans, we should celebrate this fact and continue to make sure that critical news stories are translated into this beautiful language. e.g

Woman wan troway poo-poo, come trap for window

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-41171196

I think putting the words that they are attributing to Mr Smith in quotes is taking the piss a bit. I doubt very much that it's verbatim.

Mr Smith write say: ''I go one Tinder (social media app) waka with di woman and we end up for di house wey l dey share. Di evening waka nice; we eat for one popular chicken restaurant, drink beer small, and then we end up for my house, where we continue to dey drink wine and watch movie."

 

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1 minute ago, Captain Cavey said:

Me wan go dem soapy tit wank I’m dem  der boom booms big time

Yo check yoself rite dom no funbags for jive bo like Yo!

Wey Boss wid bag gold don dem Mishal pass you ass. Yo poh boy nah chance wid yo gruba pawd.

Drop yo site dahn stylee likey mon.

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11 minutes ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

Yo check yoself rite dom no funbags for jive bo like Yo!

Wey Boss wid bag gold don dem Mishal pass you ass. Yo poh boy nah chance wid yo gruba pawd.

Drop yo site dahn stylee likey mon.

Thats jamaican, not pidgin.

One smokes weed, the other collects heads....

Please make an effort to keep abreast of these things, like Mishal.

Thats the sort of sexism that needs nippling in the bud.

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