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Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 8:50am On Sep 29, 2016
FOOLSCAP

1. Most of us obviously was and is a victim of this pronunciation error. We often come up with expressions like fullscrap, fullscap and other various options to denote sheet of paper, the actual word is foolscap
Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 8:52am On Sep 29, 2016
SELLOTAPE


Do you know the correct spelling of what we tagged cellotape, selo tape etc is actually sellotape or sealing tape. Sellotape actually is a brand name that was generalised
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellotape
Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 8:55am On Sep 29, 2016
TORCH / TRAVEL BAG



Do you know the word torch light is more of tautology it's simply Torch or flash light, also the wrong usage of the phrase travelling bag is wrong buh rather it is called Travel bag

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Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by cosby02(m): 9:02am On Sep 29, 2016
I love this thread.... I'll be right back.
Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 9:06am On Sep 29, 2016
VIGIL

We often use the word night vigil. Buh actually this is more of repetition.

INCASE OF NECESSITY

We often hear people say incase of incasity. This is actually wrong rather it should be incase of necessity

WAKE KEEP

We often hear expressions like wake keeping this is a murder of English language.

BOSOM FRIEND

Watch the spelling it's a single S, we often hear expressions like tight friend.

ONE BUT THE LAST

We all fall victim to this. We often use phrase lik "second to the last " to mean One but the last.
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Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Omotayo7(m): 10:34am On Sep 29, 2016
Interesting
Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 2:46pm On Sep 29, 2016
NUMBER PLATE

We often swap the words so instead we say plate number. This is actually wrong,

GIST


A lot of us regard gist to mean gossip or chit - chat. In real sense gist means d central idea or theme of a subject matter
Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 2:49pm On Sep 29, 2016
BANGER

Yes, grammatically correct. Buh do you know banger also means woman breast in UK grin
Re: Do You Know? Common Errors Nigerians Make by Yezzy(m): 2:57pm On Sep 29, 2016
BARB/ BARBING

I knw some will argue this. Buh truth is barb or BARBING to mean shaving of beards is obsolete instead you have your hair cut

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