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Why Do Nigerians Like To Yab(insult) people?

Whether it's on a public forum, on comedy shows, at work, at home. They never relent from using their sharp mouths to yab people, is it in our genes or WHAT?

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Yabbing is so much fun as long as it's ditched out without hard feelings, Imagine if everyone was polite, how boring will that be.

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berra yab than resort to violence if dts d only way nigerians can vent out their frustrations,aldo its a very bad thing, its not limited to naija only,just dt we take d lead.

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because we lack manners and self discipline, we're too close to the apeman

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I often asked my husband this, can never get a straight answer though, apparently its down to 'idleness'

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And is it only Nigerians that insults people?

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I thought Ethiopians did that.

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SeanT21 I wan marry liberian girl oh!

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i think there's a difference yab and insult.

most nigerians yab pple. i personally do not have a problem with yabs going back and forth. its fun.

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Because it is in the blood!

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@ poster

Because we too many and if we no develope aggressive life skills including "Insult", people go chance you.

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Ok if that is you in your profile pic your are lookin SWEET but DAT HAT GOTTA GO, das anoda one eh hen liberians are cool i've them insult ALOT before but that english you guys speak mehn cannot be understood i mean SHETTT

NOREASONABLE PERSON CAN UNDERSTAND YOU PEOPLE CHECKIRRROUT 

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4511352.stm

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Have you ever heard of British comedy? Its based on nothing but insulting other people, races and nationalities.

Go to predominantly white places and REALLY mix with them to understand that its a human thing.

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correct me if i am wrong, but is in not a 'black thing'? I have always wondered about the similarities btw naija yabbin and some black Americans/Caribean people. Comedians like Eddie, Chris Rock, Tucker, Bernie Mac (RIP) always yabbed people in their jokes. Listening to the typical american rap songs, tv shows, documentaries, movies, etc, the blacks are always at each other as well as the white guys - and anyone else that happens to rub them the wrong way!

What would you say about this?

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when you really mix with foreigners, you'll realise that its a human thing and Nigerians are even better then many. The reason we say these things is because Nigerians are always too open and loud about what they do so it's easy to notice them.

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Have you guys ever mixed (really mixed) with other nationalities to see that many negatives you ascribe to nigerians are actually human?

self hating humans

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NIGERIANS HAVE A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM.

WE'RE CRAZY.

NIGERIANS ARE CRAZY.

NOW THAT WE KNOW THE REASON, What can we do to stop?

Egusi Soup and Akpu will do just fine. Just eat it day and night, you'll see it soothes Nigerians down.

Have you ever noticed when a Nigerian (especailly Naija guys) are mad or angry and they yelling at you, as soon as they eat some pounded yam or Akpu with some soup. The anger melts down.

That's our remedy

Akpu with a Egusi soup that's the only way to stop Nigerian crazy insults on other people.

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Because people don't know how to give advice without insulting. Maybe because they are miserable.

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Because misery loves company a lot of our people are miserable so they insult others to make themselves feel good instead of getting therapy

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I wasn't talking about your comments but the username.

Were u not the same chic that got under ma skin when i was still "Xerxes"??

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aye lucabrasi:

Re the subject heading.

bias towards me I see eh. hmm, no warning of not to generalize (nigerians) from you? I guess in your case - What's good for the goose is NOT good for the gander. say it aint so

Peace

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@poster

a combination of genes and deep seated phsycological issues

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