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September 13, 2019

NAIROBI PARLIAMENT TACKLES THE ISSUES

“There is one irritant that is often ignored and this is the level of farting within the aircraft. There are passengers, who literary irritate fellow passengers by passing bad smell and uncomfortable fart. If there is anyone given irritant that makes people fight on board, it is the fart, it is terrible within the plane,” Dr Gogo said.

"Literary?"

(Thanks to Unholy Slacker)

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Another opportunity for a Congressional junket to study the problem. A good opportunity, as they'll be flying a minimum of 16 hours from Washington to Nairobi.

Wake me up before you Gogo.

Literary - there is something ironic in that missed grammar check.

Scrolling down to a wholly unrelated article in the Nairobi News:

“I prefer my pork fried wet with a thick gravy soup, hot chili served with ugali,” said one Kamu Njama at his pork joint in Mathare North.

The writing style is the same as that barrister who keeps wanting me to help transfer his family's fortune to the U.S.

Dr Gogo--I fart in your general direction.

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Farts in solidarity with Le Petomane.

this is actually a more important issue than half the stuff our congress does (naming state mollusks, naming buildings are dead congressmen, etc.).

What's the big deal about farting on the airplane - just open the window and the air will be fresh in a few seconds. Farting on the submarine is more dangerous.

Nairobi. I wonder if his first language is Swahili. Some Swahili dialects create l/r reversal in particular consonant blends. Klimba becomes Krimba, Habari becomes Habali. "A" is pronounced "ah" exclusively in Swahili. A lot of this carries over into the English of an ESL speaker. He could have been trying to say "literally" but it come across as "literahry".

That having been said, does he truly think passengers are literally forcing out noxious butt gasses just to irritate fellow passengers? Maybe. Or maybe he doesn't understand the exact meaning of the word "literally".

Or maybe I'm thinking too deeply and it really was just an error in print. But his speech pattern does fit with a level 3 ESL native Swahili speaker.

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