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    "Hakuna Matata!"

    Just joking, I'm not gonna ask what "Hakuna Matata" means :P
    But the song goes,
    "Hakuna Matata,
    What a wonderful phrase!
    Hakuna Matata,
    Ain't no passin' craze!"
    And I don't understand what "Ain't no passin' craze" means.
    What does it mean?
    And is it even grammatically correct?

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    Re: "Hakuna Matata!"

    "A passing craze" is a short-lived trend or fad. It's something that is very fashionable or trendy and lots of people take part in it, but it passes quickly. If you're talking about technically grammatically correct English - no. "Ain't no" is not only a double negative but many people dislike the word "Ain't". It has the same grammatical problem as the Rolling Stones song "I Can't Get No Satisfaction". However, song lyrics make little attempt to be grammatically correct and "Hakuna Matata" is no different.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Hakuna Matata!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena22 View Post
    is it even grammatically correct?
    No, but that sort of double negative and using ain't for isn't is common among young people and their 'music'.

    We humans would say, "It is not a passing craze".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Apr-2013 at 15:05. Reason: typo

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