BBC Launches ‘Pidgin’, a Dumbing Down of English So Africans Don’t Have to Assimilate
The BBC officially jumped the shark on all of this “political correctness” and “cultural Marxist” nonsense by launching “BBC Pidgin”, a service dedicated to making sure Africans never learn English and assimilate fully.
In there own words, the BBC calls “Pidgin” a “new language service for digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa,” and they follow that up by stating that Pidgin is “one of the most widely-spoken languages across the region,” despite it not being formally recognized and it mostly being comprised of slang and oral, informal “words”.
To break it down, Pidgin is an amalgamate of English and “local languages” that allegedly enables individuals with different languages to communicate – somewhat. BBC states that West African Pidgin English was “a language of commerce” during the 17th and 18th centuries during the slave trade. It is still in use in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.
Get this . . . It’s an oral language with no agreed upon written form, so everything about it is vague and ultimately utterly ambiguous except for the words that are in English or are in the language of the African speaker, but the combination does not make for a simple read. It’s utter nonsense that the BBC thinks will “cut across barriers.”
Endless outlets are reporting that BBC’s Pidgin service is actually a good thing, when in reality Pidgin is simply furthering the divide between those in a language-defined region and those that are in disparate parts of the world.
BBC now has a service called Pidgin where they write their news in broken English so African migrants don’t have to learn to speak properly. pic.twitter.com/WB4Kfq19SM
— /pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) August 30, 2017
Some of the types of things you’ll find in a Pidgin report read like the following report titled “Kenya: Opposition day celebrate court ruling”:
“After di Supreme Court for Kenya talk say di election wey President Uhuru Kenyatta win no dey valid, opposition people don dey celebrate.”
You can read the full report from BBC Pidgin here.