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5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by manz(m): 8:35pm On Nov 04
Hi Nairalanders, permit me to share these 5 simple PHONE LANGUAGE we misuse daily, could be of help to someone.

(1) Do not say: "I saw your missed call".
...Say: "I missed your call".

(2) Do not say: "Your voice is cracking".
...Say: 'The line is breaking".

(3) Do not say: "Flash me".
...Say: "Give me a drop-call, beep me, or give me a beep".

(4) Do not say: "I am hearing you".
...Say: "I can hear you".

(5) Do not say: "Come again".
...Say: "I can't hear you".

Note: Etymologically, the word 'telephone' comes from Latin and Greek.
'Tele' in Latin means 'distance' and 'phone' in Greek means 'sound'. So, the compound word becomes
'distance sound' -TELEPHONE.
°Now you know better.

(I'm not the author sha, but you can still thank me.)

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by falcon01: 8:39pm On Nov 04
God forbid Bad thing!! I dey craze?? who get time to follow all these yeye grammar.

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Holumhidey(m): 8:47pm On Nov 04
is it ur mistake?

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Kylekent59: 8:48pm On Nov 04
When someone says hello, say hello also and not hi.


Man A: Hello

Man B: Hello



Not

Man A: Hello

Man B: Hi

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Gunnax(m): 8:54pm On Nov 04
Thanks, i learn something today

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Treasure17(m): 12:03am On Nov 05
Interesting. The I saw your missed calls is so rampant.I guess it has to do with we trying to translate our local dialect to English language.

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Gr8lex(m): 2:14am On Nov 05
OP explain to me in not more than one sentence why 'come again' is wrong

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Franklyine: 5:29am On Nov 05
Gr8lex:
OP explain to me in not more than one sentence why 'come again' is wrong
Do you want to come?

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by INCREDIBLEGUY: 7:24am On Nov 05
Hey number 2 is very wrong

(2) Do not say: "Your voice is cracking".
...Say: 'The line is breaking".
Instead say your line is fluctuating

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Fatherkim001: 8:09am On Nov 05
Interesting
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Jh0wsef(m): 8:10am On Nov 05
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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by femtex007(m): 8:10am On Nov 05
Thank u
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by AleAirHub(m): 8:10am On Nov 05
Who has time to follow all this thrash

Op pack well jor

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by xynerise(m): 8:11am On Nov 05
There is what we call formal and informal conversation. What you wrote up there are unnecessary for informal conversation

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by khristology(m): 8:11am On Nov 05
undecided
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Iamkuttie(m): 8:11am On Nov 05

Hey, Oga... Is my phone, is my Airtime how i talk ain't anyone's Bussiness...
Besides, you no expect me to be blowing grammars when talkin with my Real friends.... sad sad

#CelebAmbition

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by kelvee(m): 8:11am On Nov 05
Doesn't sound like news...
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by TheBlessedMAN: 8:11am On Nov 05
We are so wired to the number 3 here in Nigeria. Even if we say it the way you claimed is the correct one which is "give me a drop-call, beep me, or give me a beep."

The person will still say "what do you mean? I can't get you..." and we would have no choice than to go back to the factory settings which is " I said, flash me when you see your period...."

thanx anyways.

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by idreezbaba(m): 8:11am On Nov 05
wetin concern me
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by joganut(m): 8:11am On Nov 05
(3) Do not say: "Flash me".
...Say: "Give me a drop-call, bleep me, or give me a bleep".

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by abumeinben(m): 8:12am On Nov 05
INCREDIBLEGUY:
Hey number 2 is very wrong

(2) Do not say: "Your voice is cracking".
...Say: 'The line is breaking".
Instead say your line is fluctuating

Line na sumec generator light ni grin

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by obaataaokpaewu: 8:12am On Nov 05
Replace the "I missed your call" to " I saw your flash" . Some missed calls are not really missed calls grin

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by goshen26: 8:14am On Nov 05
Do you where the problem lies? When you decode to use these statements as it suppose to be you will still have to explain yourself using the contemporary statements

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by 01mcfadden(m): 8:14am On Nov 05
So if I say I'll phone you, it means I'll sound you. And if I say I will sound you in Nigeria, it means I will slap you.
Sense will not kill me

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Onlinealaba(m): 8:14am On Nov 05
nawa o, who even notices all this blunder while calling, anyway the grammarian will adhere

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Gidson05(m): 8:14am On Nov 05
Who e help? How that one take remove Bubu from office
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Tonymegabush1(m): 8:15am On Nov 05
Not that we don't know the real words but definitely we gotta create our own version of the grammar
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by goshen26: 8:15am On Nov 05
joganut:

(3) Do not say: "Flash me".
...Say: "Give me a drop-call, bleep me, or give me a bleep".


Badt child like you
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Kreamie(m): 8:15am On Nov 05
“WHY DID YOU CUT THE CALL ON ME?” grin

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by dustar: 8:16am On Nov 05
manz:
Hi Nairalanders, permit me to share these 5 simple PHONE LANGUAGE we misuse daily, could be of help to someone.

(1) Do not say: "I saw your missed call".
...Say: "I missed your call".

(2) Do not say: "Your voice is cracking".
...Say: 'The line is breaking".

(3) Do not say: "Flash me".
...Say: "Give me a drop-call, beep me, or give me a beep".

(4) Do not say: "I am hearing you".
...Say: "I can hear you".

(5) Do not say: "Come again".
...Say: "I can't hear you".

Note: Etymologically, the word 'telephone' comes from Latin and Greek.
'Tele' in Latin means 'distance' and 'phone' in Greek means 'sound'. So, the compound word becomes
'distance sound' -TELEPHONE.
°Now you know better.

(I'm not the author sha, but you can still thank me.)
Oga once am understood thats all... We must not say similar things

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by ZACHIE: 8:16am On Nov 05
lots of rubbish here
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by chinenenwa96: 8:17am On Nov 05
manz:
Hi Nairalanders, permit me to share these 5 simple PHONE LANGUAGE we misuse daily, could be of help to someone.

(1) Do not say: "I saw your missed call".
...Say: "I missed your call".

(2) Do not say: "Your voice is cracking".
...Say: 'The line is breaking".

(3) Do not say: "Flash me".
...Say: "Give me a drop-call, beep me, or give me a beep".

(4) Do not say: "I am hearing you".
...Say: "I can hear you".

(5) Do not say: "Come again".
...Say: "I can't hear you".

Note: Etymologically, the word 'telephone' comes from Latin and Greek.
'Tele' in Latin means 'distance' and 'phone' in Greek means 'sound'. So, the compound word becomes
'distance sound' -TELEPHONE.
°Now you know better.

(I'm not the author sha, but you can still thank me.)
... BLACK MAN OWE NO ONE PROPER USE OF ENGLISH!!! IS U HEAR ME?

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