lørdag, oktober 04, 2008

Nigeriabrev og retorikk

Spam-filteret til gmail fanger opp de fleste Nigeria-brevene, men jeg har en annen konto der de detter inn, gjerne flere i uka. Disse brevene tilhører en helt egen tekstsjanger som man gjerne kan bruke litt tid på i klasserommet.
Tips til oppgave, hvilke retoriske virkemidler bruker "Betty Johnson" for å skape fortrolighet og tillit i disse brevene?
(Se forøvrig Forskning.no)


Dearest one,

Greetings, Please with Due respect and humility, I got
your contact from the (International web site directory)
We know that this is not the normal way to contacts
someone because of the too much scam in the internet but
we did it because of its confidenciality.

I am Betty Johnson, the only Daughter of late Mr. Wilfred
Johnson. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in
Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast before he was
poisoned to death by his business associates, my mother
died on the 28 November 1998 according to my father he
took me and my younger brother so special because we are
motherless. Before the death of my father on 29th April
2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan.

He secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he
has the sum of $5.000.000 (Five Million Dollars) left in a
suspense account in a Bank in (Europe), that he used my
name as his first Daughter for the next of kin in deposit
of the fund. He also explained to us that it was because
of this wealth and some huge amount of money his business
associates supposed to balance him from the deal they had
that he was poinsed, that I should seek for a God fearing
foreign partner in a country of my choice where we will
transfer this money and use it for investment purpose,
(such as real estate management) for our future hope.

Please We are honourably seeking your assistance in the
following ways.

To provide a Bank account where this money would be
transferred to and also
promise us that you will remain honest and serve as the
guardian of this funds with the investment since we are
too young to handle such project, untill we finishes our
education we will now take over. We have every legal
evidence to proove about this funds.

Moreover we are willing to offer you 15% of the total sum
as compensation for effort input after the successful
transfer of this fund into your designate account in your
country. As soon as you comfirm the money in your account,
you will be sending us a sufficient ammount to get our
visa to come over and continue our studies in your contry.

We are waiting to hear from you.

Thank you.
Yours Sincerely,
Betty Johnson.

1 kommentar:

Øystein sa...

Jeg tror det er en glimrende ide å la elevene analysere retorikken i Nigeriabrevene. Tekstforståelse og teknologiforståelse i en og samme runde.