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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by JeromeBlack: 8:19am On Nov 05
Rubbish

Everything is correct. "Flash" is a Nigerian slang which Nigerians understand. British people even understand it through context.


"I saw your missed call" is both grammatically and contextually correct. You actually saw a missed call in your call history on your phone.


The line is actually cracking up. But then, if the line is cracking up, the voice must also be cracking up. Therefore, "your voice is cracking" is correct, if only technically.

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by TRUSTEDGUY: 8:19am On Nov 05
Thank you OP I appreciate this . I find it interesting.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Abiodunspectre(m): 8:22am On Nov 05
Thank you
I'll adjust using my Pouvoir 2 Pro.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by InvertedHammer: 8:24am 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.)
/
You get time.


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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by poseidon12: 8:26am On Nov 05
Tonymegabush1:
Not that we don't know the real words but definitely we gotta create our own version of the grammar

Speak for yourself. Most Nigerians are not good with the English language.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Tonymegabush1(m): 8:28am On Nov 05
poseidon12:


Speak for yourself. Most Nigerians are not good with the English language.


Definitely everyone mustn't be good with English language that's why we are not Englishmen.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by simeotexy: 8:28am On Nov 05
shocked.



wetin I gain if I speak am correctly..am I paid to speak English. ..abeg swerve
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by joenor(m): 8:31am On Nov 05
Thanks for this info.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by jericco1(m): 8:33am On Nov 05
omo this one no follow o
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Lilkini(m): 8:42am 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
network is fluctuating
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by WaffenSS(m): 8:42am 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.)

Seriously?

With all the shiit going on, this is what bothers you?

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by WaffenSS(m): 8:42am 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.)

Seriously?

With all the shiit going on, this is what's bothers you?
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by pope777(m): 8:46am On Nov 05
Una sef with inferiority complex!

There's American English, British English, Australian English etc All oyinbo wey dey speak English get their own unique pattern!
There must be Nigerian English o!
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by soke02(m): 8:47am On Nov 05
[quote author=Kylekent59 post=72684315]When someone says hello, say hello also and not hi.


Man A: Hello

Man B: Hello
What if someone say s hi what will u say
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by MGab25: 8:50am On Nov 05
falcon01:
God forbid Bad thing!! I dey craze?? who get time to follow all these yeye grammar.

Uncle it's not that serious na���
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by shoczy(m): 8:51am On Nov 05
falcon01:
God forbid Bad thing!! I dey craze?? who get time to follow all these yeye grammar.


LOL who grammar epp����
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Clemzy16(m): 8:56am On Nov 05
If someone calls you, allow the person to end the call and vice-versa.

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Gr8lex(m): 8:57am On Nov 05
Franklyine:
Do you want to come?
If I see pussy why not? On a more serious note, 'come again' is very correct
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Edgarated(m): 9:01am On Nov 05
Na person wey dey hustle for Alaba you go tell this one?
angry angry
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Are you in Nigeria/London But wants to get things done in London or the Uk?

kindly see this…
https://www.nairaland.com/4815910/nigeria-london-wants-get-things#72605396

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Tommy2420: 9:03am On Nov 05
Point of correction on 1.there's nothing like missed call or i miss your call is i saw your missable call
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Unie30: 9:04am On Nov 05
Thanks sir.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by INDUSTRIALFAN(m): 9:06am On Nov 05
Treasure17:
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.
forget it. The OP is neither wrong nor correct. I saw your missed call is not wrong. When you re without your phone and you have a missed call, you use your eyes to see the notification so it isn't wrong to let them know you saw the missed call notification.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by oddoood: 9:08am On Nov 05
DQ94:
There was a report about a pastor who released a sextape involving him and a lover... It was on Front Page, even.

Well... Here goes: https://www.xvideos.com/video40711727/nigerian_pastor_funking_his_mistress

So what should we do with it
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by INDUSTRIALFAN(m): 9:13am On Nov 05
TRUSTEDGUY:


Thank you OP I appreciate this . I find it interesting.
lol. Don't go and fall your hand sha o. Most of what the OP said re wrong re actually correct. For example, I saw ur missed call isnt either grammatically wrong or contextually wrong. You see missed calls on your phone's notification screen so when you say you saw a missed call, it is not wrong. Figure the others out.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Swargu: 9:17am On Nov 05
Treasure17:
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.

i saw you missed call to me its i picked up my phone and saw your missed call ooo..please english doesnt give money soo,
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Czarugo007: 9:38am On Nov 05
Don’t blame us,what we speak in Nigeria is transliteration.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by bobo65(m): 9:41am On Nov 05
Kylekent59:
When someone says hello, say hello also and not hi.


Man A: Hello

Man B: Hello



Not

Man A: Hello

Man B: Hi

And since u said hello, he will reply hello
Na so una go burn 1k dey talk hello
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by bobo65(m): 9:42am On Nov 05
InvertedHammer:

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You get time.


/

I swear
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Giba(f): 10:02am On Nov 05
All correct

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Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by excel101(m): 10:09am On Nov 05
This borrowed English Language has turned us to somthn else. In the actual sense what is communication, or rather if i say "i saw your missed call" would you say you do not understand me? Even the an Englishman that has the language will understand me. In Nigeria we want everything to be perfect while we're not.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by TRUSTEDGUY: 10:14am On Nov 05
INDUSTRIALFAN:
lol. Don't go and fall your hand sha o. Most of what the OP said re wrong re actually correct. For example, I saw ur missed call isnt either grammatically wrong or contextually wrong. You see missed calls on your phone's notification screen so when you say you saw a missed call, it is not wrong. Figure the others out.

OK is just that these grammar has become part of us at least it helps to create that awareness.
Re: 5 Simple Mistakes We Make Daily While Communicating On Phone by Kaybaba5(m): 10:14am 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.)
Abeg park well, who all this grammar epp

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