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    Pigeon English - WTF?

    I was just talking to these two girls from Nigeria... they started speaking somethin' that wasn't English or French... so I had to ask what they were speaking... they said its called Pigeon English!

    Never heard of this... she tried to explain, and I could make out some words - but it got me lost. Sounds like English with very bad grammer. Funny thing is they speak very proper British English - but switch to that Pigeon sh!t when talkin' to each other. She said there aren't any real rules for it, just something you learn growin' up! WTF is this shizzel...

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    Yes Pigeon English is the language that is spoken throughout Papua/ New Guinea as well. Its very funny to listen too. Australian Radio actually broadcasts programming throughout the region in Pigeon as well

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    Well its like Haitian speak Creole which sounds to the untrained ear, like some fvcked up French.

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    Hey... just got back from visiting Nigeria a couple of weeks ago. Pidgin, Its just a broken form of English. It has some words taken from different dialects, but its really just bad english where they don't conjugate verbs and shit.

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    sounds exactly like ebonics from the way you describe it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrath
    Hey... just got back from visiting Nigeria a couple of weeks ago. Pidgin, Its just a broken form of English. It has some words taken from different dialects, but its really just bad english where they don't conjugate verbs and shit.
    So how can you explain it... in a way to understand it?

    Never realized the analogy regarding Creole and French...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prada
    Well its like Haitian speak Creole which sounds to the untrained ear, like some fvcked up French.
    very true!!

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    P I G D I N

    It is the original ebonics-do a google search there is a ton of info

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    Sounds like my local dialect: ****ed up english, spoken very quickly.

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