Pig Latin Part 3
Now that you know the basics and rules of Pig Latin, we can tell you about its use.
Like every other jargon, Pig Latin is used by children to encode little secrets and to communicate without adults understanding. Although, there is proof that the Yugoslavian version “Šatrovački” was used to encode criminal topics, too.
In some English-speaking countries Pig Latin was so famous that some words even became slang. The words “ixnay” and “amscray” are two examples. Remember the rules we showed you last week? Can you translate the two words above?
Ixnay -> nix; amscray –> scram