That’s the excuse we Kenyans give for speaking poor English. The idea is that some bits and pieces were irretrievably lost on the long and perilous sea voyage.
Well, we aren’t the only ones with reasons to complain. Take the manufacturers of a “luxury shower room” soon to be installed in a bathroom near me, for example. They lost more than a few bits and pieces— but somehow, I think I understand what they’re trying to say.
“…get rid of stale and bring forth the fresh”? How reassuring! No, wait… They’ll “not note the difference of the content”? What difference? Should I be worried?
Hmmm… I don’t think many people suffering from “ebriety” know what the word means. Very kind of them to give the warning, though.