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|Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by some-girl: 12:22pm On Mar 03|
The question of whether or not you are Igbo only arose as a result of some people deliberately trying to deny common ancestry and/ or influence from those you refer to as Igbo people. As a child, I saw Bendel-Igbos as Igbos who happened to have their land located in Bendel state. It would have been foolish to ask a person who identifies as Bendel-Igbo if he is Igbo.
I believe the point of this argument is not to get anyone to identify as Igbo but to bring to the knowledge of all concerned, that the Delta-Igbo man doesn't have less in common with the Nnewi man than the Nnewi man has with the Ngwa man.
Some people (e.g agbotean) understand the heterogeneity of what is known as the Igbo ethnic group but realize that admitting to this fundamental fact would flaw their argument.
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by some-girl: 5:34am On Feb 18|
I would post links to some of his topics if I thought it were that important. All one needs to do is search for his IDs and you'll find there are many open topics, even more than have been closed. We digress with this stale ayanle issue.
My reason for contacting you was to let you know closing the thread just because you don't believe it as you stated is unprofessional.
You then responded by quoting a rule which is irrelevant, as no comments in the thread encouraged violence, to support your action.
Any comments considered offensive should have been deleted as is done in other threads.
I and some others were genuinely curious about what was being eaten by the women in the pic. If it is infact an Ethiopian delicacy, you who believes that discussing their meal on a forum is inappropriate, would come across as the "bigoted" one.
A good day to you.
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by some-girl: 4:21am On Feb 18|
But you didn't close his threads. His topics under his multiple ids are still open and have only died due to lack of comments.
Banning a poster is totally different from closing and/or deleting a thread. I didn't accuse you falsely, no need to get all sentimental.
You should have deleted offensive comments or banned posters of such comments in the thread in question.
The rule you highlighted isn't applicable. Your closing the thread isn't justified.
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by some-girl: 3:27am On Feb 18|
I didn't see you this proactive when somalian scum came on here creating several threads insulting Nigerians. Those were direct insults. I would not only have closed threads but deleted them all together not because it hurt but because they have no right to do that on here.
Like I said in my previous post, offensive comments could have been deleted while leaving the topic open so that someone who knows could explain what was going on. The girls were eating what looks like raw meat to anyone looking. It wasn't some random made up story.
I don't think seeking clarification on whether they do eat raw meat or the meat is smoked would be considered as insulting.
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by some-girl: 3:08am On Feb 18|
I neither created the thread nor did I contribute but I did read the comments made before you closed it, hoping to see one that explained what was going on in the picture.
I fail to see how the rule you quoted is applicable in this instance as no commenter in the thread in question expressed his/ her resolve to hurt any Ethiopians he/ she came across as a result of their alleged taste for raw meat.
Can you single out a comment in that thread that "encourages violent actions against Ethiopians"? I know for a fact, that there was no such comment and if there was, your duty as a moderator would be to delete the offensive comment not close the entire thread.
|Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by some-girl: 2:05am On Feb 18|
Re: Beautiful Ethiopian Girls Eating Raw Meat! (Topic No. 1635072)
I just thought to bring it to your knowledge that it was unprofessional, for lack of a better word, for you to close the above thread simply because you "don't believe it". There are after all more incredible stories floating all over this site.
The girls in the picture look Ethiopian, the meat looks raw (might turn out to be smoked) so the story is not made up.
I believe the original poster and those who visited the thread, did so hoping to learn something new.
Had you not close the thread, perhaps an Ethiopian or someone familiar with the culture would have been able to throw more light on the issue which I believe is perfectly harmless and is the idea behind the advent of internet forums.
We should be more concerned about posts and comments that tear apart and/ or hurt not harmless threads such as this.
|Family / Re: Nigerian Dad Got Pranked! - Lmaoooooooo by some-girl: 1:21pm On Feb 17|
Very funny indeed but clearly fake. They tried.
|Fashion / Re: Picture (s) Of Your Favourite Hairstyle. by some-girl: 7:30pm On Feb 15|
lavendie: This is mine, dunno d name tho
Watch your edges.... You'd permanently damage them with styles like that.
|Fashion / Re: Picture (s) Of Your Favourite Hairstyle. by some-girl: 5:29pm On Feb 15|
zicoraads: For daring to mention that thing in the same breath as Keys'. Ugly Ijebu girl for that matter.
That's harsh. She's a pretty girl.
Nothing wrong with her hairdo.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 5:06pm On Feb 15|
Nothing wrong with Chukwu/ Chi names. I just prefer less common names.
Are we to do away with Nna prefixes and suffixes as well because the word could also be translated as God? e.g Nnaemeka, Uchenna, Ogonna.
|Fashion / Re: Picture (s) Of Your Favourite Hairstyle. by some-girl: 3:22pm On Feb 15|
zicoraads: That Ghana weaving baby needs flogging.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 5:07pm On Feb 14|
Names are very personal. You and your child's mother would have to make that decision.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 4:38pm On Feb 14|
ogologodimkpa: Whatever the OP is trying to pass across, I still love these Igbo names with swags and there meaning :
Some nice names....Cringe-worthy proposed short forms.
What tha is Mezzy, Wetty, Sindy??!!!
As a rule of thumb, one should be able to tell from short forms what the original name is/ might be.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 4:53am On Feb 14|
Not all names with Nwa prefixes or suffixes are market or calendar day related .
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 4:48am On Feb 14|
It's Nwa Afo(r) = Nw'Afo(r) ~ child born on Afo market day.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 4:36am On Feb 14|
Nwa means "child" in all of Igbo land.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 4:19am On Feb 14|
It's understandable that a non-Igbo person would struggle to pronounce less common Igbo names. It was only two years ago that I learned it was Kpay-ju and O-kpe-olu-wa and not Pe-ju and O-pe as I used to pronounce the names (with my Igbo tongue).
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 3:59am On Feb 14|
Like I would think Do-la-po and Pe-ju sound better than Do-la-kpo and Kpay-ju
It's what it is.
Ogom- e- bulam may be an acceptable pronunciation depending on the listener.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 3:55am On Feb 14|
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 3:47am On Feb 14|
Ogom e gbu lam
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 3:46am On Feb 14|
Efe is an Urhobo/ Edo name meaning "wealth" ... Efe in Igbo means "space" or "clothes" so doesn't fit in in the sentence.
Must have been "Ifechukwu(kwu/kwuru).... never come across the name with the extras.
Your friend's name is an unusual fusion if Chimezi(e) isn't his middle name. Ezenna(ya) is meant to be a standalone name.
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 3:36am On Feb 14|
shymexx: I absolutely love Efechukwukwu
no such Igbo name
Appears to be name and surname i.e Ezenna Chukwumezi
|Culture / Re: The Evolution Of Igbo Naming Patterns For Better Or For Worse? by some-girl: 3:20am On Feb 14|
oladapolif: like who cares, what igbos name their childs... mshew... next please
You for one, you bothered to click and even comment
OP amam ihe i na e kwu. I love more traditional Igbo names with good/ alright meanings like Uloaku, Nnenweaku, Dike, Dimkpa, Ekwefi, Ojiugo, Urunna etc...I could never name my children any names associated with deities, deity worship or death however.
|Celebrities / Re: Angela Okorie Shares Pictures Of Herself And Her Son by some-girl: 3:06am On Jan 28|
Finally we agree on something
|Celebrities / Re: Angela Okorie Shares Pictures Of Herself And Her Son by some-girl: 1:41am On Jan 25|
|Fashion / Re: Real Nigerian Beauty And Wedding! by some-girl: 1:34am On Jan 25|
Nice clothes but I think Onila's Beauty threads represent Nigerian beauty better.
|Romance / Re: Things A Guy Shouldn't Do In A Lady's Presence by some-girl: 2:25am On Jan 01|
A man also shouldn't fart frequently and without care around a woman. It's not just disrespectful but removes from his attractiveness.
Women are just as grossed out by this as men are.
|Culture / Re: What Are The Things You Like About Other Ethnic Groups And Tribes? by some-girl: 2:23am On Dec 20, 2013|
agbotaen: it is your kingless igbo fathers who were living in little unorganised villages eating human beings that are silly, you igbon , slaves , who told you ika was benin or have you ever seen an ika man saying he is benin? why dont igbos mind their business , you tried biafra , it failed in ika and we chased you people out , and today we have also distanced our selfs from igbos , we are ika ethnic group we are not benin and we are not igbo .if you like engage in your usual propaganda , that was how nigeria army was killing your people enmass and you were saying you have destroyed the army
|Romance / Re: My Girlfriend Tested Me With Cheating & 'Pregnancy' by some-girl: 1:57am On Dec 16, 2013|
YcBeat: Op lemme make this clear to you, STOP being used like an utensil.........she had an ABORTION!!! It was cool to her wen she was doing d s.ex thang and since d other guy ran away, she wants to console herself with coming back to you.......BE WISE BROTHER, ITS NO TEST, USE YOUR BRAIN!!! Pere.....my 2penny.
Why would she declare it if she was going to have an abortion?
|Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by some-girl: 4:49am On Dec 11, 2013|
If this is true, I must say Igbos are greater people than I initially imagined. The supposedly relatively less organized, less powerful people not only revolutionized the language and culture of the supposedly more organized, more powerful ones but also changed their place names. Their king(s) could/ would not object to this and the "favour" wasn't returned? These we managed without kings of our own? We truly are great.
|Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by some-girl: 4:31am On Dec 11, 2013|
agbotaen: 1. learn to appreciate others , and learn to say the truth , igbos surely took kingship from other people , it is the british that introduced the igbos to warrant chiefs that later turned to kings , and even many communities in igboland that did not have kings are now having , his royal majesties.
agbotaen: 2. igbos were not known to have kings in the past but now all their villages are now quashi kingdoms , and they are cannot tell us that they borrowed kingship from ika/ bini people.
Igbos in the south east didn't have kings/ monarchs at the time the Europeans came. There is a reason for the old saying "Igbo enweghi Eze".
If everyone around us including Benin, Kalabari, Efik/ Ibibio with whom we had dealings from time immemorial had kings, do you not think there is a reason we opted for a democratic government where the people governed the people rather than monarchy? Kingship wasn't alien to us, probably something we'd practised initially and decided it wasn't for us.
I personally don't see anything wonderful about having/ having had a king. I prefer the south eastern system of government, which was more effective. We didn't have many Igbos fleeing their lands for fear of a ruler like Binis did as I've gathered from the numerous accounts of Bini migration.
Igbo communities and area governments were overwhelmingly ruled solely by a consultative assembly of the common people. Communities were usually governed and administered by a council of elders.
Ours was/ is a unique system. We've practised democracy for centuries, something Nigeria is struggling to get the hang of. It takes a great deal of organization and civilization to maintain such a system. It is a lot easier to comply with laws/ orders created by a ruler imposed on you than with laws/ orders created by an ordinary man such as yourself.
The Brits who supposedly introduced kingship to us now use our style of governance where they have several MPs, ordinary people elected by the people.The queen of England's role is now just ceremonial.
What does one need Obis, Obas etc who were stripped of their powers by a foreign queen for?
Quit going on and on about kingship like it's something to be especially proud of.
|Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by some-girl: 1:48am On Dec 04, 2013|
a suffix meaning “resembling,” “like,” used in the formation of adjectives and nouns (and often implying an incomplete or imperfect resemblance to what is indicated by the preceding element): alkaloid; anthropoid; cardioid; cuboid; lithoid; ovoid; planetoid.
Umu is an Igbo word used by Igbo speakers and rumu (Ikwerre) also meaning child is like umu and is an Igboid word.
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