With too much time on their hands and nothing better to do with the billions of Pounds they extort from British people every year, the British Broadcasting Corporation has decided to launch a “Pidgin” service. Pidgin, a dumbed down bastardized version of the English language which is spoken primarily in the western parts of Africa, removes all forms of nuance from the English language and replaces them with slangs and informal words.
For instance, the headline “Nigeria: Army denies claim they killed IPOB members”, would read something along the lines of the BBC headline below in Pidgin:
And the headline below reads “Why are hurricanes given human names?”:
What’s funny is that in most parts of West Africa, speaking of Pidgin is highly frowned upon by schools, employers and pretty much every other professional institution. In fact, students have been known to receive corporal punishment for speaking pidgin on school premises, based on fears from academics that the language corrupts students’ vocal skills and their ability to communicate in professional environments. The informal language is essentially restricted to outdoor and “guys’ talk” settings.
In the United Kingdom and other Crown dependencies, any household watching or recording live television transmissions as they are being broadcast (terrestrial, satellite, cable, or internet) is required to hold a television licence. Businesses, hospitals, schools and a range of other organisations are also required to hold television licences to watch and record live TV broadcasts.
Income from the licence is primarily used to fund the television, radio and online services of the BBC. The licence fee made up the bulk (77.5%) of the BBC’s total income of £4.827 billion in 2015–2016 (Wikipedia). Britbongs will argue that this is ‘technically’ not a tax, but we here in the land of the free know that if it looks like a tax, smells like a tax and operates like a tax, then it quite literally is a tax.
Imagine if Fox News or CNN started receiving funding from American tax payers, and then decided to launch a “hood talk” news section in order to relate and communicate better with the African American community. That is the state of Britain right now.