by Staff writer
Last week the Nigerian online environment was hot with a recent discovery.
Biscuit bone is wrong. The correct thing to say is brisket bone.
All of you that screamed and kept sharing that post obviously do not know how language works.
Not every word or phrase, jargon or slang, have an English background.
Not everything we say is derived from English, or must have an English meaning.
There are just many things we say that could have only been just random sounds, emotional exclamations, mimicry, or just personal narratives.
Someone could have eaten cooked cartilage and deduced it tasted like biscuit and right after started using ‘biscuit bone’ to refer to it.
That’s how most argots come about.
To all of you saying ‘brisket bone’ is the correct word, now what other mistakes got us into using these ones too:
and a whole lot of others?