Friday, January 20, 2006

Slimbolala on "Slimbolala"

I was recently asked about the origin of the name, "Slimbolala." Well, when I was four, I lived in Kenya for a year* and was given the nickname by the local residents. It's pidgin-Swahili, and it means "the skinny boy with the big head who talks too much."

Either that or it means, "big fat liar." I can't remember.

* This part might actually be true.


  1. Thank you. I thought the name combined "Slimbo" with some NOLA-based humor.

  2. Anonymous5:07 PM

    You were a cute skinny boy with a big head who talked too much!!