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Kaka-teeth and other nicknaming tradition at the Sierra Leone Grammar School

Posted by Jeneba Project on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, In : Articles 

Sierra Leoneans love nicknames. The fun of defining people by character traits and unique personalities is part of our endearing nature. Though some nicknames may not be particularly appealing to the bearer, individuals are usually christened out of charm not malice. Our friends are usually cognizant of the individual idiosyncrasies that characterized our behaviors and are often more adept at placing labels on them. Some people are instantly remembered by their nicknames rather...

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