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  • Jul 23, 2011
  • 03:04 PM

Feature: English for Speakers of Other Languages

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah / Myjoyonline.com
Then, too, are the typically Ghanaian-English sayings, words and phrases that, like idioms, I’ve learned not to take at face value. When someone says, I’m coming, it usually means they’re going (and is more often than not said as they are walking away from you.) If you ask someone if he will do something and he casually says, Oh, by all means, I’ve discovered that it’s actually a polite, if not passive-aggressive, way of saying, “Not a chance in hell, buddy!”

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    Jimmy Gyasi Boateng at 07:03 AM, Jul 24, 2011     Permalink

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