It's Paul Olarewaju's Blog Again!!!: ‘I Encourage My Children To Speak Like Me’ – Patrick Obahiagbon


Monday, 28 August 2017

‘I Encourage My Children To Speak Like Me’ – Patrick Obahiagbon

Nigerian politician, Patrick Obahiagbon, who is widely known for his vocabularies has said that he would love his children to speak like he does, especially his youngest daughter.

He said: 

“I have said it for the umpteenth time that I have never advertently set out to mystify my audience with what you have referred to as esoteric words and I neither studied Latin.

The truth is that extensive reading is my hobbyhorse and these words and phrases become part of my vocabulary repertoire to use your words. Of course, I have equally posited elsewhere that the dictionary for me is a vade mecum.

It bears reiteration that my family is already used to my idiolect and I am encouraging my kids along that path but of course you know these things cannot be decreed.

I have endeavoured to encourage my children to try and cultivate the gift of the gab especially my young daughter who is exuding all the qualities of a scholar in her formative years and my pleasure will be boundless if one of them can be so motivated.”

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