Home » Dictionary » magha

magha

magha
 n.— «The targets are called maghas—scammer slang from a Yoruba word meaning fool, and refers to gullible white people.…The e-mail scammers here prefer hitting Americans, whom they see as rich and easy to fool. They rationalize the crime by telling themselves there are no real victims: Maghas are avaricious and complicit.» —“I Will Eat Your Dollars” by Robyn Dixon in Festac, Nigeria Los Angeles Times Oct. 20, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 comment
  • I must see thousands of these come through–or rather *attempt* to come through–every day. I have several “spam-trap” fake email addresses that block the IP of anyone sending to any of those fake email addresses. Thus, my 419-scam count is extremely low.

    Out of maybe 5,000 attempts each day, two might slip through.

    There’s a link at my Web site on how to set up such a filter. The web site is http://www.cmosnetworks.com, and the article first appeared on Linux.com last year.

    –TP

Further reading

Tiger Tail (episode #1540)

You may have a favorite word in English, but what about your favorite in another language? The Spanish term ojalá is especially handy for expressing hopefulness and derives from Arabic for “God willing.” In Trinidad, if you want to ask...

Clever Clogs (episode #1539)

Ribbon fall. Gallery forest. You won’t find terms like these in most dictionaries, but they and hundreds like them are discussed by famous writers in the book Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape. The book is an intriguing collection...