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Nigerians And Figures by Nobody: 6:00pm On Aug 05, 2009
Have you ever wondered why Nigerians are never precise with their numbers?

How old are you? - 20 something, early 20s, late 20s. Why don't you say the damn number?

When are you leaving? - on the 20 something of next month, month ending, beginning of next month. Why can't you say 20th of August?

How long have you been dating? - A year plus, some months, for a very long time. A year, 6 months, 2 months would do just fine.

Is this a cultural thing or what?
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nija4Life(m): 6:25pm On Aug 05, 2009
Do you have anything against Nigerians?
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nobody: 6:33pm On Aug 05, 2009
Nija4Life:

Do you have anything against Nigerians?

Whatever!
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nija4Life(m): 6:59pm On Aug 05, 2009
Whatever what? English is not our language, it's a borrowed language.
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nobody: 7:17pm On Aug 05, 2009
Nija4Life:

Whatever what? English is not our language, it's a borrowed language.

A patriotic fundamentalist??

Ciaoooo!
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nija4Life(m): 7:20pm On Aug 05, 2009
I'm no fundamentalist but I don't understand your grouse with Nigerians.
Re: Nigerians And Figures by redsun(m): 8:59pm On Aug 05, 2009
Nija4Life:

Do you have anything against Nigerians?

I thought she's a nigerian.
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Hauwa1: 10:03pm On Aug 05, 2009
maybe they are afraid of jujuing or witchcraft undecided

i have heard, dont let pple know you bd o, they will plan evil with it
dont let pple know when you traveling o, they do jujuing with it etc

pple in africa are just too immersed in supperstition.
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nobody: 10:39pm On Aug 05, 2009
@Naija4life, she's Nigerian undecided

*Hauwa*:

maybe they are afraid of jujuing or witchcraft undecided
Na true. Who wants an accident on a certain day they're traveling grin
Re: Nigerians And Figures by OgidiBoy(m): 10:43pm On Aug 05, 2009
FL Gators:

@Naija4life, she's Nigerian undecided
Na true. Who wants an accident on a certain day they're traveling grin

Which kind accident Anywayz how is my favorite NL member doing sef, I kinda missed you sad
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Nobody: 10:57pm On Aug 05, 2009
OgidiBoy:

Which kind accident Anywayz how is my favorite NL member doing sef, I kinda missed you sad
Am fine, but na lie. Who be your fave favorite? embarassed
Re: Nigerians And Figures by oyinda3(f): 6:57am On Aug 06, 2009
it's definitely a cultural thing. we are never specific about anything. lol
you forgot to add time to that list.

what time does the party start? - around evening time
what time does the meeting start? - when everybody arrives
Re: Nigerians And Figures by londoner: 12:53pm On Aug 06, 2009
true observation, lol

But in some societies you ask a woman her age and she flat out LIES, lol
Re: Nigerians And Figures by Hauwa1: 10:54pm On Aug 06, 2009
so believe in jujuing? shocked shocked grin

why u dey ask am to repeat again, he told you already. i can see ya head in the cloud grin be happy he loves fish and good at fishing
(just be weary which oyinbo water he fished them from grin)

FL Gators:

Am fine, but na lie. Who be your fave favorite? embarassed
Re: Nigerians And Figures by mamag3: 11:35pm On Aug 06, 2009
Bia, are you a racist or something?
Re: Nigerians And Figures by agathamari(f): 10:00am On Aug 07, 2009
Nija4Life:

Whatever what? English is not our language, it's a borrowed language.
so the native languages have no words for precise numbers? that is what you implied.
londoner:

true observation, lol

But in some societies you ask a woman her age and she flat out LIES, lol
im some cultures it is considered rude to ask a woman her age or weight
oyinda.:

it's definitely a cultural thing. we are never specific about anything. lol
you forgot to add time to that list.

what time does the party start? - around evening time
what time does the meeting start? - when everybody arrives
got to love "african time" ill come see you sunday + ill visit you sometime between today and december
Re: Nigerians And Figures by redsun(m): 11:27am On Aug 07, 2009
African time is never precise,we tend to rule time rather than time ruling us,like in the west.

But however,time is the master,fast or slow,it rules everything.
Re: Nigerians And Figures by mamagee6(f): 6:41pm On Aug 08, 2009
What's with you and Nigerians? angry
Re: Nigerians And Figures by oneluvb55(f): 7:23pm On Aug 08, 2009
that one na dia own business
Re: Nigerians And Figures by europegirl(f): 11:40pm On Aug 11, 2009
So true!! The time thing is absolutely true.

Someone will say: "Get back with me in 30 minutes" and then its two hours later!! LOL tongue

Its so different then when I grew up. I'm specific to the second!! Haha. wink

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