So i am about to list a few words/phrases i am consciously working on correcting or basically words/phrases commonly "mistaken" or used incorrectly by a lot of people. Please feel free to add whatever i miss out or let me know if you concur as well so i correct myself and others in the long run. (I just decided to add some razz sayings by my beloved Nigerians just for fun. lol (enjoy)
*"I'm Coming" NO! you are not coming, you are actually going as you say this instead of 'give me a minute or i'll be back.'
*We still or many of us use "Maggi" for every seasoning cube the markets have to offer, Maggi is a brand name NOT a general word for seasoning cubes.
*Just as i previously mentioned above, the same goes for every toothpaste being generally called "Maclean," i personally am not a victim of this.
*"Go-Slow" as opposed to traffic/traffic jam. Some people go as far as "Hold-Up," doesn't that kinda mean "stick-up?" ...... i am just saying.
*Could you please be "upstanding?" meaning 'please, stand up!' Doesn't 'upstanding' refer to like a morally respectable or upright person? Tell me please!.
*"Reverse back,"........eeeeeeeeeermmmm....can you reverse forward?
*"Rewind it back"......... People how far now?
*"Next tomorrow", okay so i said that a lot as a young one and even till today i unconsciously say it but it's on my "to-do list" to get it off, yes i am trying my best..... People it is 'the day AFTER tomorrow'.
*"She was ON black shirt and blue jeans"
*"PULL your shoes!!"......NO, i want to PUSH IT! kmt.......
*"Sheltox" (Sp?) for any kind of insecticide i forgot to mention at the top.I guess its a Nigerian thing to generalize brand names for everything under the same category. The list goes on....OMO (detergent)
*"Dress" as opposed to 'move/scoot'.
*She "CHANCED/SHUNTED" instead of 'cut me'.
*I want to "EASE" myself, NAIJAAAAAAAAAAAA.
*Pronouncing the 'b' in "PlumBer".....ummmm, last time i checked it was silent.
*How about when people pronounce 'SUITE' as "SUIT". AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
*Pardon me....When people say "MESS" in an effort to say 'fart'. (I couldn't help it) lol.
*Have you just noticed how everywhere that is beyond the border of Nigeria is all of a sudden "Abroad". Hmmm, that word may be accurate but NO it is Not accurate to me.
That is all i can re-call for now, drop anything you feel is meant to be here that i omitted, People PRAY please, We DO NOT need to be referred to as "animals" OR the likes in areas we are trying to make a living in. Please, have your reputation at heart anytime you open up your mouth to speak. Thank You, i await your comments.....
(have a wonderful week ahead and Thank You all, My 'Oga' is well. Your prayers were answered *Molar-to-Molar* smile.)