I am from Nigeria, the country with the highest population in Africa. My people are very hospitable. Industrious and humorous. Nigerians are famous for their sense of humor. They enjoy jokes and make fun out of any and everything. They are known for their wild imaginations and ability to define unimaginable things just to make people laugh. Some of our jokes are really funny and people actually do laugh, but some leave you wondering why anyone is expected to laugh at such silly and dry humor.
A particular joke is about people who would not crush their chicken bones. I believe we are the only group of people who crush chicken bones. Fellow africans describe us as the people who are so stingy that they eat chicken and cannot leave the bones for thier dogs to crush.
Whereas some people eat chicken flesh and leave the bones for their dogs to crush, Nigerians believe that when you eat chicken or fish you should crush the bones. You attract gazes and mild insults when you eat only the flesh and leave bones with chunks of uneaten flesh. People believe you are trying to “show yourself” (showing off like a rich, big man) when you do this. Some do this to attract attention and commendation from others, especially people of the opposite sex. This could be a girl trying to impress a guy, not wanting him to see her as a ‘Local Babe’, or a guy wanting his new girlfriend to believe that he is rich and can afford as many chicken parts as he wants and does not need to crush the bones. Such people are always the butt of jokes.
When next you go to a restaurant and you hear some bone crushing sounds, you need not ask, the crusher is a Nigerian.