[quote="bum ticker"]The fake fellows can be categorised as follows:
1. The "Pastor" or Past-er. They have a non-descript faux southern USA accent. Most pastors adopt that adopt this pente-accent are usually illiterate and try to hide their dullness with the fake accent.
2. The Nigerian - TBJ accent. This has become common with conmen pastors of the local breed. All they want is a quick buck and to impress Emmanuel TV Fans.
3. There is the used-to-be apamwamba accent. This accent is common among people that were raised in (then) wealthy homes. Generally, these are former UNIP big wigs from Kabulonga, woodlands, Rhodes Park, Park lands and such that attended Catholic schools, Kabulonga, Lake Road Leopards Hill (of that time) and such schools. Usually the accent goes with quite good vocabulary.
4. There is the Kamwala, kabwata and chilenje type dialect. These are serious wanna-be apa mwamba's. They fake the accent described in No.3 above. As usual, all copies are bad. They usually were later scholars at middle level GRZ schools. They can't say "Bemba" and instead say Be-i-mber and other words with a rolling "r" even where it is not designed or required. These usually have limited vocabuary and really try to seem like they are from the No. 3 crowd. Usually dull chaps. BriiiiiaaAaan Mwaaaaaaale
5. The kids of MMD and other dealers. Their parents had little education and didn't know enough to focus on their kids education by exposing them to more than DSTV and expensive schools for dumb rich kids with dumber parents. These kids speak and write a combination of USA thug slang (yo bally's) and sms English. At best, all they can do is hide their true ignorance behind negro American insults. Ask them to think or write in real English and their chizungu falls apart. This accent I call the "newly rich" accent.
6. The natural Zambian accent. This sounds real, un-forced and natural. Herbert Mutabi[/quote]
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