‘men’: Allusion/reference: a manner of addressing the other during conversation and not to men in general.
‘Aney’: Allusion/reference: to say please, or plead with the hopes of drawing sympathy.
‘No?’: Allusion/reference: not used in a negative context but used to emphasise one’s circumstance or predicament
‘Shape’: Allusion/reference: to mean ‘not to worry’ or ‘no problem’
Maara one/Maara ones: Allusion/reference: to say ‘fine person or people’ with sarcasm
Will you: Allusion/reference: casual way of demanding or requesting.
Often heard in friendly exchanges, here’s a typical conversation happily coloured with these quirky terms. It’s fun, try it out yourself!
A: Are you still on the way?
B: Yes men, I got lost on the way no?
A: What men, how many times have you come this way?
B: I know aney, but I think I took a wrong turn somewhere.
A: I am not giving directions again!
B: Aney tell will you. You live in the jungle!
A: Ok give me two minutes.
I will call you back.
B: Sorry aney, hope I am not keeping everyone waiting!
A: No, no shape, we’ve all been snacking
B: Maara ones you all are. Won’t even wait for the chief guest
A: Ha ha of course. Anyway wait will you. I will call soon.
B: Ok bye.