Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
Sometimes I want to explain something a bit further twice or more in the same sentence, and I usually find it awkward to use or not use brackets. Let me say for example I want to say
I was in a bus when a 'pastor by claim' (who supposedly repented from being the assistant of Pericome (a very popular dibia (necromancer))) was making calls to different people and convincing them to 'sow seeds'.
I find it very weird to do the above, so I usually patch it up like this:
I was in a bus when a 'pastor by claim' (who supposedly...) ...
then after all the statement I add:
NB: Pericome is blah blah blah, and dibia means necromancer
Normally in formal writing or documents I could add footnotes, but it's not everywhere you can do that...