The Old Yam & Knife

9 Feb

There are some certain truths on the internet.

You can always get that thing you want cheaper on Amazon. You can lose your day on Reddit. You can listen to the most Coldplay ever on Pandora. You can play bubble shooter as long as your clicking hands allow you… And, you will eventually get a letter from a Nigerian Prince asking you for money.

Last week Christine ran into this predicament. Her father/head of the best dip company in the world, received a suspicious email which he then forwarded to her. The email went on about her accounting not being correct and she owed money to A Federation in Nigeria and they of course need all her banking information to fix this correction. Christine did not believe this (obviously), but she found the email a swift treasure that was sure to make us giggle with reckless abandon.

Onward to the giggles!

The person who emailed her Dr. Ahmed Salami, to be precise (seriously?!?) Informed her he was “Auditor-General of the Federation that has the yam and knife on this issue at the moment.” Christine’s response, first laughter, then a flashback to her undergrad days as an Anthropology student… My response, unbridled laughter and then this:


I implore everyone to go out into the world and take what you need by the yam and knife!

P.S. Don’t ever believe Dr. Salami, I think he may not be a real doctor…



6 Responses to “The Old Yam & Knife”

  1. Bongo February 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Those Nigeria things have been going on for years – even before email they sent letters, but I think this is one of the best I’ve heard about. I love the drawing too.

    • Viciously Sweet February 10, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      I wonder if in letter form they would have actually sent a yam and knife… this would have me more captivated in their situation

  2. The Hook February 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    You have one of the most original blogs on WordPress! Well done!

  3. Jen and Tonic February 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    I’m pretty sure a guy I went out with a few times wanted me to call him Dr. Salami….that’s a story for a different time.

    i think I’m going to try to get this phrase to catch on in my group of friends.

    • Viciously Sweet February 13, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      I’m trying to do that too. With your help we could sweep the nation with this phrase!

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