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10 Common Words Nigerians Use Everyday That Don't Exist by villagecraft: 11:21am On Apr 21, 2017
Below are words Nigerians use that don’t exist in the English dictionary:

1. Go-slow: When Nigerians say go-slow, they mean congested traffic, which is wrong. The meaning of go-slow in the English dictionary is, a form of industrial action in which work or progress is deliberately delayed or slowed down.

2. Disvirgin: This word is used on a daily basis by many Nigerians when they intend to say a woman has lost her virginity. There is no word like disvirgin. The correct word to use is deflower. Disvirgin simply does not exist.

3. Trafficate: Nigerians use the word to describe a situation where a driver indicates to other drivers that he/she wants to take a turn. It is used so often, that it has started to sound like proper English.

4. Flashing: Every Nigerian knows “flashing” to mean when someone calls your mobile phone and cuts off before you answer. The word ‘flash’ is so common among Nigerians and its used at least once daily by many. Flash hmedia
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fferent meanings but none has anything to do with a phone call. The word doesn’t exist in that sense in English.

5. Installmentally: Don’t be tempted to use the word ‘installmentally’. Though it sounds correct, it isn’t. There is no such word in the English dictionary as it exists only in the Nigerian edition of English language. The correct thing to say is ‘in installments’.

6. Opportuned: What exists in English dictionaries is ‘opportune,’ without ‘d’ at the end. Opportune means ‘timely’ or ‘well-time, especially convenient or appropriate for a particular action or event. Opportuned is only common in Nigerian English.

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Re: 10 Common Words Nigerians Use Everyday That Don't Exist by villagecraft: 11:21am On Apr 21, 2017
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Re: 10 Common Words Nigerians Use Everyday That Don't Exist by Nahdeh: 12:13pm On Apr 21, 2017
You're just messing with the spelling of some of these words and saying they are not correct
Re: 10 Common Words Nigerians Use Everyday That Don't Exist by villagecraft: 12:37pm On Apr 21, 2017
Nahdeh:
You're just messing with the spelling of some of these words and saying they are not correct

That's y its education, correct me.

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