To my none Zambian friends . English is our official language but it might as well have been Swahili. Zedcorner.com is at it again! Bringing Zed classics back in rotation. To all those that follow my posts, I say natasha sana ze bigi (thanks alot) and make sure you subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Zambian English Rocks! Zambians Bembalise everything, we literally translate metaphors from our native languages directly to English and it sure sounds ridiculous. Here is a Zed Corner recap of the most famous English grammar errors made by famous Zambians from the past decade . Enjoy!
Classic Zambian English Updated.
1: She is a good boxer but to her side she just loosed – Esther Phiri
2: she throws a punch am guard she throws a punch again am guard again -Esther Phiri
3: I want a man who scares God – Mampi
4: I would rather kill my self than commit suicide – Mampi
5: When I win Big Brother Africa I want to help orphans such as the disabled – Mampi
6: My favorite meal is nshima with animal especially cow – Mbesuma
7: I am removing my album in June – General Kanene
8: Today I don’t want to eat lunch I will just eat rice mwe – Mampi
9: BBC reporter: So Mr Sunzu what do you plan to do with the money you have won?
Mr Sunzu: I want to buy a Juldan
BBC reporter: what is a Juldan?.
Mr Sunzu: it’s like a Mazhandu.
There you have it folks. Add more to the list by commenting below, Zed Corner might revise the list.
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