…not for smuggling cocaine but for mangling the English language.
I read in the Metro on the train this morning that a pair of young women had been arrested.
Yasemin said: ‘It was basically like a set-up. They didn’t tell us nothing, we didn’t think nothing, because, basically, we are innocent. We don’t know nothing about this drugs and stuff. We don’t know nothing.’
This is inexcusable. So many double negatives and lack of clear structure to her sentences. Perhaps ten years in prison in Ghana will show them the error their ways. After this confession I don’t give them much hope of freedom.