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Igbo Lessons on NR

Discussion in 'NEWS, BOOKS, CULTURE' started by Honourable, Dec 19, 2008.

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  1. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Nne remember me when 2011 awards and the benefits that come with it are being shared oooh! Udo diri gi ooooh! O ga adiri gi nma ehhhh! :laugh:
     
  2. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    pls i'm wairring for the answer to this post biko.
    and i don't think yori-yori counts o. or does it?
    tenks and Godbless.
     
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    Supermom Well-Known Member

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    Oga Ebeano..What of pronounciation? How will mere mortals like me know how to say it correctly? We need audio!
     
  4. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Yes Supermommy, audio is highly important! Good audio amongst other thiings will need funding! Nne, all these concerns will be brought up and figured out before the Fall 2011 (September) commencement date!
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    My dear pardon me, I didn't see your post when you originally posted it.

    *For starters "Yori Yori" slang originated from the Bracket song and is still used by some younger Igbos as a slang.

    Words that have been used to sweettalk women are words like: "Oyoyo mu", "Asa mpete", "Elelebe eje oru", "Omuma asa aru", "Nwanyi oma" e.t.c

    Now, of course the age of the woman in question and the relationship between both the man and woman is important and will determine what term is appropriate.

    A man that calls a woman "nwanyi ukwu oma" (woman with nice hips) in a public party would be taking a bold route with his "toasting" and I can see where a woman can be offended even if the man has "tasted" the ukwu!!
     
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    NTB Well-Known Member

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    Best 2011 language teacher and you killed it :laugh: :roll :teu26: with the last portion
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Thank you! Thank you! :)

    I still insist that all "ukwu business" be left behind closed doors where the "ukwu business" was transacted and NOT at a public parri! Haba! :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Field Marshal ABSOLUTE SUPREME RULER

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    What if u call am Ukwu Nnu", nko? The babe go vex too? :confused:
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Nna, babes no dey too like make you carry dia business put for public consumption like that ooooh! Except you have put a ring on it!

    Confidently calling am "ukwu nnu" in public mean say you don "taste" and that can block potential "tasters", suitors and toasters! Ha! :laugh:
     
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    becky-white I AM JUST ME

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    pls sir,what is the meaning of ''ukwu nnu'' tanxs.
     
  11. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Hi Becky-white, "ukwu nnu" literally means "salty hips" but it is basically a slang for "sweet hips" e.t.c A man who calls a woman "ukwu nnu" is implying that her hips are "sweet" or tantalizing e.t.c
     
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    becky-white I AM JUST ME

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    thanks bros,was thinking it meant something bad good i know this..
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    You're welcome dear! :)
     
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    Supermom Well-Known Member

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    Phew!! Thanks Becky... for asking.. You wouldn't believe what I thot it meant and was too chicken to ask...wow....my mind needs.
     
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    Candylecious Na today!

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    Some more:

    Achalugo nwanyi

    Odimnobi

    Elewe ukwu egbu ewu (normally shortened to elewe ukwu)

    Obidiya

    Ure m

    Apunanwu

    Nne oma...
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Chai! This Igbo saying sef ehhh...

    Greetings ndi *umunne na umunna,

    A couple days ago I overheard some random chicks at an event hailing one of their girls with the popular hailing "Olu gbajie boys" which literally means "let the boys' necks break" which is usually used to hail a hot happening babe. I come dey wonder sha... that Igbo saying can fit be one kind O! Ha! Why must the boys' necks break first for them to acknowledge and know sey na correct chic dem dey behold. Talk about extreme talk!! Na wa!

    Anyway, I decided to add my own twist to it: I say "Olu gbajie girls" : "Let the girls neck break"! Ha! Why una dey comot scarf for fight?? Na only our necks fit break okwa ya??! Hehe! :roll
    Soooooo, yes! "Olu gbajie girls" is the new one now! When you want to hail your correct
    male friends, male family members e.t.c use it! OLU GBAJIE GIRLS!!!! Make babes heads and neck break over am! E no easy!! Before you use the slang make sure na correct guy O! Make sure sey na guy wey get value for market oooh! He must befit the hailings! If I hearsay una dey waste my carefully constructed hailings on any maga wey no gather, I go vex enter ya town ooooh!!!


    *Translated Igbo words used:
    *Umunne (women folk) and umunna (men folk)
     
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    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Abeg which kin techa you be sef!! Come abandon ya students! :gnash


    GQ! How na!
     
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    NTB Well-Known Member

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    Nice way to return and am :laugh: so hard cause I have not heard that statement in ages :roll Nice twist and I do agree that it should not be one sided :teu26:

    We get work to do for NR Awards and as the co-host are you ready? Let's meet up here
     
  19. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Nna, duties and life called oooh and I had to answer!! I don return now, abeg no too vex ehn!! grinning:

    Bros, I dey!! Thanks! :)
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Ha! Yes!!!! Nne, I wholeheartedly agree!! Why should men only suffer the pains of neck-breaking all in the name of jove abi na love??! :laugh: The twist make sense *okwa ya?? :laugh:

    Awards, awards, awards, 'tis the season again?! Time flies oooh! Ngwa, make I go see which food dey cook for dia!!

    *Translated Igbo words used:
    *okwa ya? (another way of saying "shebi?", "right?", "no be so?" e.t.c)
     
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