Good morning, you’re welcome to the previous week’s summary of the topics that were discussed on WatchYourGrammar. Monday was ‘Eid, so WatchYourGrammar took the time off to mark the festivities with our Muslim friends and followers. On Wednesday, we discussed the actual meaning of the word “CHUCKLE.”
We learned that when people “CHUCKLE”, they laugh quietly or with restraint, probably because they don’t want others to hear them.
Example: “While Prof. Manu was speaking, Sena CHUCKLED at his odd accent.”
A “CHUCKLE” is not the ‘tsk tsk tsk’ sound some people make when they are infuriated, or in disapproval of an action. Always remember: a “CHUCKLE” is a soft, partly suppressed laugh.
Fridays are dedicated to “what does Esi mean when she says A or B.” So last Friday, we found out that Esi attended a wedding buffet. When she got back from the wedding, she told her husband: “I CHOPPED so much I could not breathe.”
What does Esi mean when she says “CHOP?” She means “EAT.” In Ghana, “CHOP” is an informal way of saying “EAT.” For example: “She CHOPPED all the food in the house; there was none left for her sister”
In formal settings, Esi ought to say “EAT” because “CHOP” is informal.
For example, “What did you EAT at yesterday’s staff meeting?”
That’s all for the summary of last week’s edition of WatchYourGrammar; see you again next week. Enjoy the rest of the week.