Pigeon English

by

Stephen Kelman

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Dey touch Term Analysis

A Ghanaian term meaning crazy.
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Dey touch Term Timeline in Pigeon English

The timeline below shows where the term Dey touch appears in Pigeon English. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
March
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...even though they are children and don’t have any money. Harri says Terry is “ dey touch ” because he drinks beer for breakfast. (full context)
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...kissing in it—sometimes even men kissing other men. Harri thinks both Miquita and Chanelle are dey touch because they are always talking about the boys they “suck off.” Miquita threatens to kiss... (full context)
April
Home and the Immigrant Experience Theme Icon
Language, Culture, and Norms Theme Icon
...that low hair is called “a number two” in England. He concludes that Mario is dey touch . (full context)
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...just want to “shag you up the arse.” Harri is shocked, musing that Jordan is dey touch . (full context)