pigeon english vs pidgin english : Common Errors in English

About pigeon english vs pidgin english

“Pidgin” evolved from a Chinese mispronuncation of “business,” and the original pidgin English developed as a simplified blend of Chinese and English used to facilitate international trade. Other similarly artificial blended languages have since also been called “pidgins.” Although the spelling “pigeon” often occurred early on, the standard spelling today is “pidgin.”

pidgin english in News

  1. Does Disney's Tonto reinforce stereotypes?

    The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty Indian guide, Tonto. The faithful companion helps him fight bad guys, and does so speaking in pidgin English.
    on July 2, 2013 Source: The Clarion-Ledger

  2. Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them?

    The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty Indian guide, Tonto. The faithful companion helps the white man fight bad guys, and does so speaking in pidgin English. Tonto made his first appearance on the radio in the 1930s, voiced by a non-Native American...
    on July 2, 2013 Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

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