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COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASES, AND TENSES 11

May 17, 2021

(1) HYPOCRITICALLY COMMONLY MISUSE PHRASE OF THE DAY, PECULIAR TO NIGERIA: “CLASHES BETWEEN HERDSMEN AND FARMERS.” 

(2) NBB INFOTAINMENT: “HAND A BOWL” BY CULTURE MUSIC BAND

Greetings, folks!

Folks, in all the past NBB’s  “COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASE, AND TENSES,” I only addressed errors that are made by people all over the world based on ignorance or minor oversight in English grammar. Today, I want to bring you a different type of misuse, an ANNOYING type at that, meeeeen!

It is ABSOLUTELY PECULIAR to some Nigerians in Nigeria, and it is due to HYPOCRISY. Such hypocrisy has two reasons, thus: The culprits, in one form or another, and for one reason or another, sympathize with some bad Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria; and the other is that the culprits are cowards who, under the guise of being POLITICALLY CORRECT, endeavor to avoid offending bad herdsmen and their cohorts in crime, meeeeeen!!!

I speak of the madness of Nigerians who refer to the escalating atrocities of SOME evil Fulani jihadists who are called herdsmen, as “CLASHES BETWEEN HERDSMEN AND FARMERS.” The culprits purposely, willfully, lie about the mayhem that SOME Fulani herdsmen commit all over Nigeria, by calling it “herdsmen-farmers CLASHES.” And, I’m like…motherfuckers, herdsmen and farmers do not clash in Nigeria; the FACT is that some evil herdsmen INVADE farms of farmers, and NOT CLASH WITH FAMERS. The invading herdsmen destroy crops and massacre the farmers. Anybody that calls it a CLASH between farmers and herdsmen is a HYPOCRITE who wants to hide behind nonsensical POLITICAL-CORRECTNESS to lie about the terrible acts of herdsmen.

For crying fucking loud, and putting it in another analogy, you are in your house, ABSOLUTELY DEFENCELESS BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT PROHIBITS ARMS, and evil armed robbers invade your house, rape your women, kill some members of your family, rob you of your possessions, and some motherfuckers are telling you that you had a clash with the robbers. It is very annoyingly mischievous because those who call it a clash know the definition of the word ‘CLASH,’ and they are aware that what happened between you and the robbers, just like what happens regularly between evil jihadists-cum-herdsmen are not clashes; they are evil invasions and mayhem by the invaders.

A clash happens when two or more persons or two or more groups of people, ON EQUAL FOOTINGS, disagree on an issue, and a quarrel or a fight breaks out between them. You don’t call it a clash when one person or group in the encounter is allowed to possess AK-47 rifles, and invade the other who has been dispossessed of all arms and left defenceless by the same government…definitely not! If you do call it a clash IN A STUPID PRETENCE OR ARGUMENT THAT FOREIGN HERDSMEN HAVE LEGITIMATE REASONS TO INVADE INNOCENT PEACEFUL FARMERS ON THEIR ANCESTRAL FARMS, then, that’s what I call a whole bunch of bullshitting, and this is where I sign off, meeeeeeeeeeeen!!!

NBB INFOTAINMENT: “HAND A BOWL”:

Folks, I feel a bit like imparting some peculiar information about the title and gist of this music of “CULTURE” Jamaican Band, which is titled “HAND A BOWL.” Expatiation on, or completion of the phrase of the title is “Hand a bowl, knife a throat,” and Culture’s lyrical ‘patwanization’ (influenced by patois, otherwise spelt patwa) shortens it to “Han’ a bowl, knife a t’roat.”

But, forget about the patwanization and all the other jazz; what you may want to hear is the meaning of the title and the gist of the music. The title, “Hand A Bowl, Knife A Throat” is a Jamaican proverb, which translates to: “While his hand is in the bowl, his knife is at your throat.” The proverb is for someone who is only pretending to be helpful, while meaning you harm.

I have featured several of Culture’s decades of sweet “Roots Reggae” music on NBB, hence, NBB regular fans already have some information about the group. But I don’t mind repeating the info that it was formed way back in 1976. Before the music, comes the written lyrics, thus:

“What say to Jah people dem?

Lord!

“Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart

Hand a bowl, knife a throt, No love in their heart

See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

“They love to give you basket to carry water

Deep within their hearts

Just pure war they are after

“See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

They all are!

Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart

“If you try to be good to them, they call you the big boops stem

And if you try to be poor to us, they take you for a ride ’round town

“They love to give you basket to carry water

Deep in their hearts, there aint no love

Just war they are after

“See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

They all are!

Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart

“Sometime you try to do, good to all of them

And they tell you that the more you look, the less you see

The quickness of your eyes they say, is that deceive your body

“See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

They all

See dem come live with them, Its a diffrent thing

They all are!

Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart

Hand a bowl knife a throat, No love in their heart

Hand a bowl knife a throat, No love in their heart

No want no

Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart

“Some keep smiling beside you close

And when you come to check dem, dem a Judas

See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

See dem come live with dem, Its a different thing

“They all are

Hand a bowl knife a throat, No love in their heart

Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart

“Me no want no

Hand a bowl, knife a throat, No love in their heart.”

Hand a bowl knife a throat, No love in their heart”

And now, the music of CULTURE, titled “HAND A BOWL, KNIFE A THROAT”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guXpA9ZYYIA

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