Eheheh! My people, when they say Law is an ass, I usually agree that such an assertion is humorously true, being that I’ve severally had cause to read or witness occurrences attesting to its veracity. Forgive me, but I can’t deny that I keep poking my nose into fields that do not directly concern me like Law, Philosophy, Literatures and Languages. For Christ’s sake, I am a medical student! I can’t explain why I’m like this. Perhaps you would need to ask Orunmila on my behalf.
Anyway, I’ve always had doubts about what the biggest ass could be, but now, I want to tell you without mincing words that the biggest ass on Earth is English Language. And yes, you can quote me. Whatever skepticism I might still be holding on to as regards that was dismissed few minutes ago when I discovered another ridiculous vocabulary I had never come across all my life, and perhaps would not have come across it if things had not worked out serendipitously.
The word is “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Don’t try to pronounce it; I have not had much luck with that myself. The jaw-breaking vocabulary was first added
to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986. I think anytime you feel like saying something without really having anything to say, you can just use the word.
Meanwhile, if there is a lady that has been doing shakara for you, making you feel unsophisticated and awkward around her, why don’t you use the word in your next conversation with her? You should just pause after uttering the word and let its weight sink into her senses. When she asks you to pronounce the word again or spell the word or say its meaning, take your time, score some cheap points and feign some intelligence, even if you are dumber than a doornail. It’s allowed, especially in Nigeria. We call it “showtime”. Show yourself!
Truth be told, I’m so generous that when I give a man a wife, I give him a bed to lay with her also. So, because of my magnanimousness, I will tell you the meaning of “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, even for free! Simply, it means “fantastic or very wonderful”. However, if you are a confused man and you want a more confusing meaning, you can break down the word into bits and have a definition like “atoning for educability through delicate beauty”. Hian, the choice is yours.
My dear, Awolowo did not bring free education to our people to confuse themselves with words like this. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Really, who uses such a bizarre word? Look, Law may truly be an ass, but English Language is the biggest ass. Case closed.
I greet una good morning. May supercalifragilisticexpialidocious things come our ways today. Amen?
PS: If you are saying amen, say it loud and clear.
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