Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 12, 2004
In Reply to: Found it - Zambia "chicken sex" suicide report posted by Keith Rennie on December 11, 2004
: : : : As far as I can tell without thumbing through 4550 hits, ~ is a blend phrase meaning male child molestation. Yet if I search it as a slang expression I get precious few hits, suggesting it's one of those terms that can take on practically any meaning you want it to. Comments? Thanks all!
: : : "Chicken hawk" used to mean the above. Now it's taken on another meaning -- a man who advocates war but who hasn't served in the military.
: : Chicken sex in Zambia.
: : These connotations of "chicken sex" are not to be confused with a different usage known in Zambia, which may be more broadly regional. In Zambian local languages (Bemba group and probably others), a chicken (i.e. hen, fowl, not baby chick)commonly denotes a woman of no account. Therefore, to "have sex with a chicken" in Zambia would be taken to mean a brief, joyless encounter, like the farmyard rooster. This usage reported in local court proceedings was taken literally and misreported in the international press and on the internet earlier this year under the spectacular headline (from memory) "Zambian man divorced for sex with chicken". International readers would have reacted with puzzlement, hilarity or disgust. It made me curious to do some research. To Zambians--which I confirmed positively-- the statement that the husband had f**d a chicken means that he had had at least one quick one-night stand with a lady of easy virtue.
: : -- Keith
: Chicken sex
: A Zambian man has killed himself after his wife found him having sex with a hen, say police. According to detectives the 50-year-old tried to murder his wife when she walked in on him with the hen but she escaped.
: Just to emphasize. The "nkuku" in question was surely not a literal bird but a lady of easy virtue with whom the man was caught in flagrante delicto. Clear to speakers of local languages. I will check with Zambia police to confirm.
A man was driving down a quiet country lane when out into the road strayed a rooster. Whack! The rooster disappeared under the car in a cloud of feathers.
Shaken, the man pulled over at the farmhouse and rang the doorbell. A farmer appeared. The man somewhat nervously said, "I think I killed your rooster, please allow me to replace him."
"Suit yourself," the farmer replied, "the hens are round the back."