"Fuck" is not an urban language.

"Fuck" is not an urban language!.

Uncle Ezekiel (that's what we call him). I'd tell you how we came about the name, but I don't feel like it. Gbenga is his real name, I must tell you this, but we (myself and my cousin) call him Ezekiel. He's so Godly. A devout christian. He doesn't joke with his christian life one bit. Every morning from 6am, if you step out, you'll hear Uncle Ezekiel singing praises to God and praying fervently with his wife in his apartment during their morning devotion sessions. Uncle Ezekiel if you ask me, is one of those Christians who strife to live by Christ's example. It is evident from his utterances, his actions and lifestyle. You could say he lives an almost holy life. At our apartment yesterday, he was helping us fix some bad electric sockets. It was dark, and I had to hold a lamp for him to see. The heat was enormous too, and he was dripping of sweat by the time he found the connection he was trying to make. He had to work a wire, but it wasn't long enough, so we found another and tried to join them. He peeled them open and with a plier he wound both wires and plastered them. He repeated the process for the other pair wires. The peeling part was successful, and the winding was going fine, and when he was almost done, *snap* went the wire. He must've twisted the plier a little too hard, probably out of anxiety. His reaction was epic. The minute the wire went *snap*, Uncle Ezekiel went "Fuck!". Took me a full minute to decide I had heard him right. The Godly Uncle Ezekiel, the holy and cautious Uncle Ezekiel of God said "Fuck!". 

What exactly am I driving at? It is as commonplace as "Mumu" "Garri" "Oh! God" and then some. Anybody can say Fuck. It's not a business of being hip or urban or unruly or vulgar . It is a handy expression/reaction in/to shitty situations. "Fuck!".


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