twit_a #wetinconcern spring with snow
twit_b @twit_a you got wet in the snow? or you’re wet because you’re concerned about the weather?
twit_a @twit_b no its a fun meme cresting now. click hashtag.
twit_b @twit_a i always thought hash tag was something you played when stoned. what’s the game with #wetinconcerned
twit_a @twit_b not concerned concern. take 2 things that don’t go together. it’s like what does x want with y
twit_a #wetinconcern x with y
twit_b @twit_a this does not make immediate sense. wet inconcern? = doesn’t matter?
twit_a @twit_b wetin concern. 2Face Idibia.
twit_b @twit_a ok, i see, it’s like “what does it concern”. wait, looking up…
twit_b @twit_a nigerian pidgin. wetin = what is. see http://www.ngex.com/personalities/babawilly/dictionary/pidginw.htm
twit_b @twit_a so wetin concern = what business
twit_a @twit_b right, wetin concern Kim Kardashian with tastefulness
twit_b @twit_a wetin concern you with Kim Kardashian? wetin yua eye find go dia?
twit_b @twit_a seems like a fun game been around a while. see http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-3764.0.html – they’re playing it in 2005
twit_a @twit_b whats nigerian pidgin
twit_b @twit_a pidgin = a lingua franca for communicating functionally between two or more speech communities without a common language
twit_b @twit_a typically lower-status language provides the grammatical model (stripped down) and higher-status language provides the vocabulary (altered)
twit_b @twit_a just asked my african ling prof Bruce Connell, he says several Niger-Congo languages provide grammar substrate for Nigerian Pidgin
twit_a @twit_b ur goin all capital on me #wetinconcern me with academic fancy-pants
twit_b @twit_a istg twitter is like high school or junior high but at ten times speed
twit_b @twit_a it’s not even that wetinconcern is cresting today, it’s that it’s cresting this hour. it’s like watching two-year-olds with toys.
twit_b @twit_a i can’t get all wet in concern about it. i’d rather have a westin concern.
twit_b @twit_a wetin is just another bit of twine mixed up in the big ball of loose threads.
twit_a @twit_b yeah but look, it introduced u to nigerian pidgin
twit_b @twit_a #pointconceded
twit_a #wetinconcern ftw!
twit_c @twit_a #wetinconcern ftw wit what?
ftw = for the win
ofgs = oh for god’s sake
wetin yua eye find go dia = you should not be looking there/mind your own business (see http://www.ngex.com/personalities/babawilly/dictionary/pidginw.htm)