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Lee Humphries27-Oct-10 18:30
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Try this phrase from Solomon Island's Pigin:
Mi No Savve

Literally it means "I don't know", but it can also mean "I can't do that", "I do know (but I'm not telling you)", "I don't know how to do that", "I'm not telling", "I might tell you (but after some favour in return)" plus many, many more.

It's a great language. Less words mean much more breadth to meaning (or ambiguity), which you can bend to whatever you need.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

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