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1. "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death', and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up."
Author: Celia Rivenbark
2. "For the rest of my life, Zanzibar will be the Swahili word for rain. The rain would drizzle, spit, mist, downpour, shower, torrent, gust, deluge and blast. At one point it hit the ground so hard it created a haze as it bounced back up two feet and fell a second time."
Author: Kristine K. Stevens
3. "Don't cry,nyonda ," he murmured.Phillipa took a deep breath. "What does that mean, anyway?Nyonda ?"His green gaze held hers. "It's Swahili. It means ‘beloved.'" A small smile touched his mouth, and hebrushed her cheek again. "You do know I love you, Phillipa. To an alarming degree."
Author: Suzanne Enoch
4. "Actors don't listen to each other. You're so obsessed with what you're saying or doing that the other person could be talking in Swahili and you wouldn't know."
Author: Toby Stephens
5. "People in Africa have a well-deserved reputation for being happy. This may explain why: there is no word in Swahili for "sarcasm" therefore Africans have no concept of saying something and having it mean a playfully snide version of the opposite."
Author: Will Bowen

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I heard that knowing a musical instrument is a great way for a guy to improve his love life, so I picked up a flute the other day and things are looking good. I blew a few kisses at it, and it made some girlish noises. If it's cheap enough, I'm renting it out tonight."
Author: Benson Bruno

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