The English language is a bully


The English Language is a bully.

It will take your lunch for not understanding it, take you into the alley and beat the hell out of you, force you to hand over your pocket change for not understanding its non written vocabulary, dead puns, colloquialism, sarcasm and cynicism.

When it is done, it will spit in your face for phrases you never knew existed and even take away your smart phone for misusing it.  It is sort of like Africa…there are no rules of engagement.

For the Uganda presidential debate, we saw this language bite someone who will remain nameless.


Idid Amin ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979 when he was ousted out of power with the help of the Tanzanian Army. Meanwhile Museveni has ruled Uganda from 1986 to current.  The former is well known for atrocities he committed against the people of Uganda while the latter is well known for skipping the first ever live presidential debate.

In the end, the latter has not proven to be any better than the former.

Martha Leah Nangalama

Moncton, Canada


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