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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Nobody: 12:00pm On Feb 18, 2015
That's the WHITE MAN'S language and not MINE
Another word is PARASTATAL..

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by abbyyzino(m): 12:00pm On Feb 18, 2015
grin grin grin grin grin
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by tsdarkside(m): 12:00pm On Feb 18, 2015
thunder fire englishit... grin grin grin
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by henrydadon(m): 12:00pm On Feb 18, 2015
nigerian english be causing the earth to quake since 1904 grin

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by justi4jesu(f): 12:00pm On Feb 18, 2015
Wake-keeping: “Wake-keeping” exists only in the imagination of a few English speakers. As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as “wake-keeping.” The correct word is wake and not even “wake-keep.” Both “wake-keeping” and “wake-keep” are ungrammatical.


What about "Night vigil"

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by eemalex(m): 12:01pm On Feb 18, 2015
we would add it to the dictionary eventually
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by OkikiOluwa1(m): 12:01pm On Feb 18, 2015
We can include them in nija dico

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Rajjah(f): 12:01pm On Feb 18, 2015
cool we gast to create our own dictionary

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by omoTsexy: 12:02pm On Feb 18, 2015
noted...
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by bife: 12:02pm On Feb 18, 2015
another one is welfarism
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Nobody: 12:02pm On Feb 18, 2015
No mind oyinbo people joor, dem go write Island call am i-land, so make dem accept our own version too

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by wemmieslim(f): 12:03pm On Feb 18, 2015
Grammar don finish o,tell me what to speak if I don't speak those words up there?
Am sure everything I wrote here is not even correct but I bet you understood the message am passing and that's the essence of communication,at Op,forget that thing,how many words we go put for head?
English no be my papa language!!!!

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Drajah(m): 12:05pm On Feb 18, 2015
English get as e be o...and I dey use some dey form phonetics...chai
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Uchizzy(m): 12:05pm On Feb 18, 2015
I see
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Nobody: 12:05pm On Feb 18, 2015
Ok
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by shinacollins(m): 12:05pm On Feb 18, 2015
How dat one kom bring good government? Abi dem don release chibok girls now? undecidedHow dat one kom bring good government? Abi dem don release chibok girls now?
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by tsdarkside(m): 12:05pm On Feb 18, 2015
yemaldo:
No mind oyinbo people joor, dem go write Island call am i-land

told you..ENGLISHIT.... cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin grin grin

abeg make we create our own english,,,,joooor.
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Nobody: 12:06pm On Feb 18, 2015
I don't see the reason why oyinbos can't inscribe those words in their dictionary ..... if oyinbo forget to incorporate instalmentally, disvirgin, cross carpeting, go slow etc into their words then Nigeria as English speaking country has helped them to do so. dem shu recognise am . GBAM.

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by emydot(m): 12:07pm On Feb 18, 2015
What about ''Parabulate''
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Nobody: 12:07pm On Feb 18, 2015
What about PARASTATAL...?
ANWAY na white man's LANGUAGE...
They should pronounce NKEIRU/ETUKAKPAN/IBOROSEIGHAI
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by lastmessenger: 12:08pm On Feb 18, 2015
Is BuharIs fault.please don't quote me. I have a gun.

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by bunmioguns(m): 12:08pm On Feb 18, 2015
How about Epileptic..
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by OrlandoOwoh(m): 12:09pm On Feb 18, 2015
"mightiness" and "gossiper."
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by bright007(f): 12:09pm On Feb 18, 2015
hmmm
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by Superstar007(m): 12:09pm On Feb 18, 2015
Akkord4gov:
Guilty of them all.May the soul of my English teacher forgive me.No wonder I had C6 in my English and C in my GST 101 with my geniousity in English.
GENIOUSITY

LOL.. There is no word like Geniousity, rather you can make use of "Ingenuity" cheesy
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by IcekrimPaul007(m): 12:10pm On Feb 18, 2015
Shey oyinbo sef understand yoruba? i cannot come and go and kill myself away grin grin grin
DucatiKNG:


http://ynaija.com/disvirgin-cross-carpeting-go-slow-7-more-words-you-wont-find-in-the-dictionary/
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by tseuns: 12:11pm On Feb 18, 2015
Wow, guilty as charged. May God help and save my english. Amen.
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by tsdarkside(m): 12:11pm On Feb 18, 2015
and by the way...oyinbo people are stvpid,when they think we will speak english like them,in our own land...NIGERIA...

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by mcgaius: 12:11pm On Feb 18, 2015
vickerz:
WHAT ABOUT P.D.P , GEJ, OTUEKE , AGBAJE., THEY ARE NOT EVEN IN D DICTIONARY OF FOOLS

Its like a lot of fools like you have infiltrated nairaland.

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Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by justmag(m): 12:11pm On Feb 18, 2015
I had an argument with some ignorant girl about the word "installmentally" and she was very very sure that I was wrong. She was the type that acted like it was a crime to be wrong. I ditched her fast before her ignorance infected me.
Re: 10 Words Nigerians Use That Are Not In The Dictionary by championeh(m): 12:12pm On Feb 18, 2015
And What is bad in getting the acceptability of the words from Harvard or Oxford, Abeg we are used to them fah, make una leave them expecially our Go-slow grin

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