Lines from Lion King

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diogerepus

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Korean
Simba(Contd)
(to hyenas)
My dad told me about you. Youre nothing but slobbering, mangy, stupid poachers!

ZAZU
(whispering)
Ix-nay on the oopid-stay.

BANZAI
Hey! Who you callin oopid-stay?

ZAZU
Oh, my-my-my. Look at the sun.
Time to go.

The hyenas block Zazu, Nala and Simba, then circle, licking their chops.
This excerpt is from the movie 'Lion King'. What do the underlined sentences mean?
 
  • foxfirebrand

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    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    It's pig latin.

    "Nix on the [whatever]" means "don't mention the [whatever]." Shhhh! He's standing right behind you.

    Basil Fawlty: "Ixnay on mentioning the ar-way!" And then he himself mentions it at every turn.
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