Monday, 1 August 2011

Donkey Riding

One of the perplexing figures of speech that left me confused not only the first but also the second and even third time hearing it, is that our head boss Mr. Kashweeka refers to the company car as “the donkey”. For example:

“We are going to ride the donkey to Kazungula (the next village over).

We are going to see the chief. Maybe he will give us an ox. You see chiefs can do anything. Even an elephant roast.”

With all of these things being quite possible, I have found it difficult to pick up on what is meant literally vs. figuratively. As for now donkey = car.

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