That Tanzanians are poor English speakers is no secret. Their education system pays more attention to Swahili, and thus their English has continued to be less than acceptable.

However, it is expected that some widely used terms are easily recognizable there. One hotel owner decided to give his business premises a very awkward name.

‘Rest in Peace’ Guest house. Perhaps he meant his guests should unwind peacefully, but he chose one of the most dreaded phrases. I doubt he gets any clients.

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