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Did you hear about the rat that speaks English?

Posted by Chineme on Saturday, October 20, 2012, In : Just for laughs 
As we go along in the adventure of passing on the Igbo language to our children, with all the attendant challenges, we get quite a few funny incidents. Our children were reading their Say it in Igbo collection recently and  came across the word 'oke oyibo'. Knowing the words oke and oyibo separately, they decided to interpret so the conversation went like this:

Children:(excitedly) Daddy Daddy we now know what oke oyibo means

Daddy: M hmm kedu ife oputa (what does it mean)? 

Children: A rat that...

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