Larry Madowo bashed by ‘illiterates’ over English expression

What fat lady?

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NTV's Larry Madowo. PHOTO: WAZA

Popular NTV newscaster Larry Madowo was on the receiving of a section of netizens who didn’t take his comments kindly before the announcement of the presidential results by IEBC at Bomas of Kenya.

Larry, who recently announced resignation from hosting The Trend show, had used a colloquialism when referring to the much-awaited announcement of the presidential results. Well, the expression left many of his followers confused.

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NTV presenters Larry Madowo and Smriti Vidyarthi take a break during the 2017 Kenya elections coverage. /TWITTER

“The fat lady will sing at 7.30pm,” Larry Madowo said on the evening of Friday, August 11, moments prior to the all important announcement by the electoral commission’s Chair Wafula Chebukati.

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The saying, which means that one should not come into premature conclusion of an event which is still in progress, was misinterpreted by some social media users who thought he was referring to an official at the IEBC as fat.

Below see some of the comments:

Walter Oliech: You don’t have to call your fellow human being FAT, what if you are called with your big nose that resembles ant hill?

Shallin Nabwire: Fat????? huna aibu journalist mzima…kwani umekosa jina yeyote ya kumuita kabisa? CURSED MAN.

Connie Wairimu: What do you mean Larry?! Fat woman?!! Well there are better words to use than fat.

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Aisha Kaj: Some comments here are enough proof of why we had so many rejected votes..

Luciah Mungai: Mature up dude n hav feelings for other bt dont humiliate other coz of their body siz… The dampest man “larry”called a lady fat .really….

Doreen Njeri: Fat?????where did people take courtesy to??

Princess Nelly Nelson: And what about you with that Fat nose which can’t even smell the next president ✌️.

Ruth Wamaitha Njuguna: Neomi Wambui…..Larry just called somebarry FAT …..Tell him we are Plus Size.

Barbara Shiku: I am the fat lady, and I approve of this message.

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Graccie Karvs: Karthy Watuka, You should come see the comments here. I have laughed, i have cried!!!! Weh, ignorance itamaliza watu. People need refunds from their grammar teachers. heh!!

Trizah Davis: Watu warudishiwe fees ama wajoin Nairobi diaries πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ English is not your friendπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ aki si nimecheka! The comments here wah ‘its not over until the fat lady sings’ is a figure of speech πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ relaaaax.

Anita Calvince Komen: If you don’t know the meaning of “fat Lady” kindly keep your ignorance to yourself nkt. .crucifying Larry for nothing.