I train my children to speak like me – Patrick Obahiagbon


LAGOS, AUGUST 28, 2017 – A former lawmaker in the country, Patrick Obahiagbon, known for his grammar has revealed in a recent interview that he encourages his children to tow in his line and follow his grammatical footsteps.

Obahiagbon while speaking during a recent interview with Punch said he would love his children, especially his youngest daughter, to speak like he does.

Speaking during the interview, he said: “I have said it for the umpteenth time that I have never advertently set out to mystify my audience with what you have referred to as esoteric words and I neither studied Latin.

“The truth is that extensive reading is my hobbyhorse and these words and phrases become part of my vocabulary repertoire to use your words. Of course, I have equally posited elsewhere that the dictionary for me is a vade mecum.

“It bears reiteration that my family is already used to my idiolect and I am encouraging my kids along that path but of course you know these things cannot be decreed. .

“I have endeavoured to encourage my children to try and cultivate the gift of the gab especially my young daughter who is exuding all the qualities of a scholar in her formative years and my pleasure will be boundless if one of them can be so motivated.”

Watch a classic video of his use of grammar:

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