Afriglish

Filed Under: SophosLabs, Spam

I am tri-lingual! I have realized that I have picked up a brand new language unconsciously. Its Afriglish. It is a term I have coined myself. Probably someone else might have already done so (try using a search engine) as well. It simply means the African blend of English. How did I do it? Purely by reading my scam emails diligently :)

To help everyone pickup or improve their Afriglish, I have a few pointers from scam emails to get everyone started.

1. Installment is spelled install-mental.
But, due to Western Union transfer rules, you will be entitled to $10.000.00 install-mental payment every day till the above mentioned fund is completely paid off.

2. Introduce yourself with an opening that will not take much time
Without taking much of your time, my name is Sir. Ogbonna O. Onovo the Inspector General of Police Force (NPF) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

3. Avoid using -ing, e.g. I have a stomachache after all the eats.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the suffers at that time.

4. Replace 'Are you' with 'Should you be'
Should you be interested? Please send the following information this emeil address: example@example.kk

5. Reinforce the 'obvious'.
Attn: Friend, It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a surprise.

With the above tips, a hot date with your dream mate is imminent. Should she/he be charmed?

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