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Bad Language

There is some languages taht are not appropriate to be used when talking to someone important.This is mainly done by youths.In kenya "sheng" is a dirty language used by teens and youths.One day a tout was collecting people and he used sheng to speak out the cost of the journey.Some old men entered because they heard the destination.It was a time to collect the money.He said it was a "punch" meaning five hundred.The old men though what is a punch.They thought it was a job of boxing.So they boxed him. and said,you have told we to give you a punch so we have to box you, the journey was always sh.400 but the tout have charged it.They gave out their 400 sh each the tout then decided to drop them off.By good luck there was a police inside who corrected the tout that he used a bad language so that was what they had to pay from then he changed.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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