A Baptist Shouts “Learn the Language”

croc.jpgSeveral cartoons have what may seem like real languages. I try my best to correctly use an unknown tongue. I do know mamba means crocodile in Swahili and hatari means danger. So in Tanzania if you see a black mamba snake don’t shout “MAMBA” because people will think you are stupid. Call a snake: nyoka.


1 thought on “A Baptist Shouts “Learn the Language””

  1. Good to know. I grew up watching a TV show about a vet in Africa and thought that “Hatari” meant doctor. One can see that this word confusion might cause problems. Thanks for clearing that up — and I looked it up. The show was “Daktari” [Daktari (Swahili for “doctor”) is an American family drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969.]


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