Here is a bit of a rant.

Does anyone else have a problem with;

  1. Grown ups who text like teenagers? Unapata mtu mzima anaandike text with words like Cjaona (sijaona),kushda(apperently kushinda. I.e habari ya kushinda?) Wlcme(intended to mean welcome) xijskii(ati hajiskii). xme(ati hii inamaanisha same) This really puts me off when at times you cant even understand what the idiot is trying to communicate.

  2. Then we have this lame language that still exists,with words like pitiad,shukishwad,fikaf,kulad,pigiad. and more nonsense.

I find people who communicate like this to be very immature especially when texting. There was once even an article kwa gazetti terming it as unprofessional as some people communicate this way at their work enviroment while addressing those they answer to and work with.


xaxa afro kuna kadem hapa kanasema kamekumixx

Grow up and stop trolling

they must have skipped some part of their teenage life

ION, asante sana for below terminologies, will help me decipher some of the messages i get from my teenager :D:D:D:D

:DI have teenage cousines walimaliza highschool. This seems to be their official language esp on whatsapp family groups. Ukitumiwa text huelewi unitumia i forward them for translation:D


pray, tell me how she has managed to mix him :D:D:D:D

saa zingine huwa naomba wapigwe radi wafe wote

Aki you guy, xi jana we lewaad ana guud one.


Language is very dynamic. Our fathers fought sheng with all their strength and lost. Roll with the punches.

These are the worst of them all. Coz ideally they’re 80s babies but act like millennial. Chieth!

he he na watu wa you guy. You guy si we changa ngata we fika vasha

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Capital Campus February 21, 2018

Watch out young people, your grammar will cost you and most likely be the barrier between your business proposal, CV or meeting request being accepted. I am seriously concerned about the grammar young people choose to use. Here is a sample letter I have received:

“Dear Chris,

how r u? am looking for an appointment to meet u coz i hv a great biz idea. nimegraduate but sina job*. plz gimme 5min of ua tym. am lukin 4wrd to ua response. thx.

*I have graduated but do not have job.”

There’s everything wrong with such a message. Anyone in their right frame of mind will ignore it simply because the author has chosen to forego the formalities of business communication and instead use familiarity to express himself/herself.

Businessmen like me often come across numerous requests from young people. Unfortunately, most of them go unread simply because of the grammar used in the subject line or in the body of the email.

Your and you’re (you are), its and it’s (it is), am and I’m (I am) mean two different things. These are some of the few examples I have seen on emails sent to me. You have the resources needed (Google, Spell check) to correct your grammar but you fail to use them. This not only tells me that you are ignorant but are not willing to equip yourself with knowledge that will better your life.

My young friends, we (any sensible person) will continue to ignore you should you choose this mode of communication. I have no business wasting my time on those who do not wish to respect me or observe business ethics/etiquette.

Why should I trust you with a role in my organization or with funds for your business yet you cannot be responsible enough to use good grammar when it matters the most. How will you handle your daily responsibilities if you cannot communicate effectively?

I am aware that social media has simplified our way of communicating but this should not be an excuse for you to use short forms or slang when seeking professional guidance or assistance. It is a crime to write a professional email using short form or any form of slang. When it’s business, let’s do business. Keep your personal life and actions away from business.

“Watch your actions for they become your habits…” ~ Lao Tzu.

Additionally, when you continuously execute a certain action or way of doing things, it becomes habitual. If you continuously write using short forms, more often than not you will realize that you have embraced this mode of writing. Thus, you are better off sticking to the usual grammar and the thought of being referred to as boring or old school so that your grammar is not affected.

Business aside, I still would not tolerate this mode of communication. It costs you nothing to write proper grammar so you may as well use it. Besides, it’s pleasing to the eye as opposed to the short forms.

Remember, we are not friends. It pays to be formal and courteous when you are seeking guidance or assistance from anyone. Do not conform to what you see. Be your own person because in the end, you will sit alone in the interview room or when meeting potential investors.

Do the right by yourself and those around you. If you want to be taken seriously then be serious, sincere and focused on everything you do.

Let’s talk business but most importantly, show me you mean business.

This article was written and published by Chris Kirubi, business mogul and Chairman of Capital Group.

very common with the lower karen guys, if anyone starts a sentence with ‘You guy…’ , just ask them which part of langata do you come from

hapo kwa xijskii maybe ulitaka kunguru akuje manhole akakataa, kubali tu

then the “you know” or “as in” or kwa kina [@Meria Mata](‘http://@Meria Mata’) kuna “ushaona”

These are the same men who pat your shoulders saying "gosh aki you just didn’t do that… Aki you, woiyee" with their manicured nails… And you wonder why the gay numbers are rising. Smh

:D:D angusha hekaya

mimi kuna slay queen moja ikinitext l rather call juu huwa sielewi anasema nini

Soon… :wink:

Uzee ni kitu mbaya sana :D:D:D