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Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by shadrach77: 2:40pm On Dec 17, 2012
i know this topic has been treated once but i enjoyed it so much, so i thought we can revive it once again. There are some funny phrases used by Nigerian journalists. Here are some of them

1. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala finger.ed in N20 billion scam
2. Super Eagles maul Black Stars
3. Police swarm Victoria Island in search of missing girl
4. Enugu Airport to gulp N60 billion
5. Tinubu slams Obasanjo
6. FG tasks local government chairmen

pls add yours smiley smiley smiley

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by jhydebaba(m): 2:44pm On Dec 17, 2012
What is a phrase

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by Nobody: 3:38pm On Dec 20, 2012
grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by bandiejay(m): 3:40pm On Dec 20, 2012
Nigeria in turmoil

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by braine(m): 3:40pm On Dec 20, 2012
Obasanjo supports Tinubu, declares war on Jonathan.

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by kokoye(m): 3:40pm On Dec 20, 2012
"corruption, the bane of the Nigerian society"


Tell us something new
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by omojesu123: 3:41pm On Dec 20, 2012
I hate islam

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by Nobody: 3:42pm On Dec 20, 2012
jhydebaba: What is a phrase
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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by homesteady(m): 3:42pm On Dec 20, 2012
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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by braine(m): 3:42pm On Dec 20, 2012
jhydebaba: What is a phrase
An illiterate man proves to be unintelligent.
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by ektbear: 3:43pm On Dec 20, 2012
bags
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by larrymoore(m): 3:44pm On Dec 20, 2012
Phrase!
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by morzook(m): 3:45pm On Dec 20, 2012
man dies after sex romp

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by Brainrex(m): 3:45pm On Dec 20, 2012
braine:
Please get a life.
World ends 2moro no need

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by deejayharry1(m): 3:45pm On Dec 20, 2012
Lol..
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by ivili(m): 3:45pm On Dec 20, 2012
the one i luv the most is,NLC FINGERS OBJ,[left][/left]D BANJ LANDS JUICY DEAL,IBB SPIT FIRE,

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:45pm On Dec 20, 2012
Orji Kalu explodes!

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by siddiq202(m): 3:45pm On Dec 20, 2012
braine: Obasanjo supports Tinubu, declares war on Jonathan.
You must be one of Nigerian journalists grin grin
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by PlantainBoy(m): 3:46pm On Dec 20, 2012
Chelsea Pound Leeds at Elland Road in a Capital One Cup quarter-final.

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:46pm On Dec 20, 2012
JJ Okocha Jets in

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by DANILSA(m): 3:46pm On Dec 20, 2012
ELRUFAI- WHERE IS THE DOCUMENT ON HOW NIGERIA WAS SOLD?
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by ivili(m): 3:46pm On Dec 20, 2012
JONATHAN BAGS AWARD

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:47pm On Dec 20, 2012
Obasanjo storms Osun state Capital
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by naptu2: 3:47pm On Dec 20, 2012
You forgot one.

Eagles storm Togo

Jonathan storms the National Assembly

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:47pm On Dec 20, 2012
Odemwingie Breezes in

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:48pm On Dec 20, 2012
Police parade men of the underworld(Never women)

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by ivili(m): 3:48pm On Dec 20, 2012
NORTH BOILS
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by FXKing2012(m): 3:49pm On Dec 20, 2012
shadrach77: i know this topic has been treated once but i enjoyed it so much, so i thought we can revive it once again. There are some funny phrases used by Nigerian journalists. Here are some of them

1. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala finger.ed in N20 billion scam
2. Super Eagles maul Black Stars
3. Police swarm Victoria Island in search of missing girl
4. Enugu Airport to gulp N60 billion
5. Tinubu slams Obasanjo
6. FG tasks local government chairmen

pls add yours smiley smiley smiley

These sentences are not phrases and neither are the bolded words. Pls read the definition of a phrase and a clause below.

To understand punctuation, it is
helpful to understand the difference
between a phrase and a clause .
I. A phrase is a collection of words
that may have nouns or verbals, but
it does not have a subject doing a
verb. The following are examples of
phrases:
leaving behind the dog
smashing into a fence
before the first test
after the devastation
between ignorance and intelligence
broken into thousands of pieces
because of her glittering smile
In these examples above, you will
find nouns (dog, fence, test,
devastation, ignorance, intelligence,
thousands, pieces). You also have
some verbals ( leaving, smashing),
but in no case is the noun
functioning as a subject doing a
predicate verb. They are all phrases.
II . A clause is a collection of words
that has a subject that is actively
doing a verb. The following are
examples of clauses:
since she laughs at diffident men
I despise individuals of low character
when the saints go marching in
Obediah Simpson is uglier than a
rabid raccoon
because she smiled at him.
In the examples above, we find
either a noun or a pronoun that is a
subject (bold-print and red)
attached to a predicate verb
(underlined and purple) in each
case:
since she laughs at diffident men
I despise individuals of low character
when the saints go marching in
Obediah Simpson is uglier than a
rabid raccoon
because she smiled at him
III. If the clause could stand by
itself, and form a complete sentence
with punctuation, we call the clause
an independent clause . The
following are independent clauses:
I despise individuals of low character
Obediah Simpson is uglier than a
rabid racoon
We could easily turn independent
clauses into complete sentences by
adding appropriate punctuation
marks. We might say, "I despise
individuals of low character." Or we
might write, "Obediah Simpson is
uglier than a rabid racoon!" We call
them independent because these types
of clauses can stand independently by
themselves, without any extra
words attached, and be complete
sentences.
IV. Dependent clauses have a
subject doing a verb, but they have
a subordinate conjunction placed in
front of the clause. That subordinate
conjunction means that the clause
can't stand independently by itself
and become a complete sentence.
Instead, the dependent clause is
dependent upon another clause--it
can't make a complete sentence by
itself, even though it has a subject
doing a verb. Here are some
examples of dependent clauses:
since she laughs at diffident men
when the saints go marching in
because she smiled at him
These clauses simply do not form
complete thoughts or sentences by
themselves. Those subordinate
conjunctions-- since , when , and
because-- cause the listener to expect
some extra material. The thought is
incomplete. If you walked up to a
friend in the dorms and said, "since
she laughs at diffident men," and
then walked away without adding
an independent clause, the friend
would be completely baffled.
It's important to understand the
difference between phrases,
dependent clauses, and independent
clauses because many punctuation
marks--such as commas, semicolons,
and colons, require one or the other.

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:50pm On Dec 20, 2012
A crack team of detectives from Panti stormed their hideout at Ojuina
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by peruso: 3:50pm On Dec 20, 2012
morzook: man dies after sex romp

LooooooooOlL .......smh

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Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by Nobody: 3:51pm On Dec 20, 2012
WATER SCARCITY 'HITS' ABIA STATE...
Re: Funny Phrases Used In Nigerian Newspapers by aribisala0(m): 3:51pm On Dec 20, 2012
Orji Kalu spits fire!

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