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Business / Single Phase Prepaid Meter For Sale by hercatonchires(m): 1:15am On May 05
Hi,

If you are in need of a prepaid meter and you reside around Molete business unit, this is an opportunity for you.

Chat me up on WhatsApp via 07062172809.

Cheers.

Technology Market / Re: I Need Number Codes To Reset Memmcol Prepaid Meter by hercatonchires(m): 11:19am On Dec 09, 2019
soulspride:


I found the codes to reset this kind of problem.
In case the above codes don’t work, try these.

990 then press enter. U’ll see a response.
0000 enter. U’ll see “good”
999 enter. U’ll get “reset”

Then remove the plug under the monitor/keypad and plug back in.
Then try loading the tokens again. It should work.

If you're recharging your meter for the first time, after reseting your meter, you need to enter a 40 digits token(unique to your meter) split 20-20. After entering the 40 digits, enter the 20 digits token purchased.

Contact customer care for this or buy your token from their outlet and state that it's your first recharge.

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Technology Market / Re: Taking your Ebay orders at 400-420/$, shipping to Lagos at 5.5$/lbs by hercatonchires(m): 8:45pm On Jul 30, 2018
When someone delivers, the least you can do is appreciate, give positive feedback and recommend them. I ordered for some items on Amazon, upon checking out, the shipment fee was killing embarassed. This prompted me to Google on how to evade high shipment fees. Behold! I was redirected to this thread.
After reading people's testimonies with supporting pictures, I had to take my chances. I don't mean to bore you with my write up, but I think it's worth writing and reading as well. I placed an order for about 5items in total. Few days later, after several chats with Lanre, he actually called to advise me on my purchases (who does that?) He's expected to just help me ship, yet he offered professional advice.
In summary, he's reliable, transparent, polite, calm,
understanding, considerate... I could go on and on and on. If his kind of person made up to 35%of the world's population, the world would have been a better place.

My package arrived on Friday (about 6 working days), got shipped to Ibadan on Saturday and I went to claim it today
Cast your fears away, save your money, get quality stuff and top notch services from Lanre Banwo.

Signing out... Olawole Akinola

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Travel / Re: Canadian Express Entry/Federal Skilled Workers Program- Connect Here Part 4 by hercatonchires(m): 3:44pm On Jun 18, 2018
Words won't be sufficient in describing the great job you guys are doing here. You're simply amazing.
As much as I read through previous posts to avoid asking already answered questions, I was unable to get an answer. Though, I read that it is mandatory for HND results to be verified alongside the OND results. I also came across a statement that you're to verify only your highest qualification. However, degree holders who matriculated via DE~Direct Entry, do they need to verify their OND results too? Thanks
Autos / Will You Recommend A Suzuki GSX~R Power Bike by hercatonchires(m): 8:00am On May 29, 2018
For starters, what power bike will you recommend?
Romance / What Is Love by hercatonchires(m): 10:38pm On May 28, 2018

Love is defined as a profound feeling of trust, security and intense attraction towards someone or described as a complex set of emotions, behaviours, and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection or protectiveness, warmth and respect for another person. It is subdivided into four types ; Agape or unconditional love, Storge or Empathy bond, Eros or erotic bond, and Philia or friend bond.
Since it can only be felt not seen, how can love be explained?
I've read in novels, and I have seen in movies where this feeling is described as seeing butterflies when you think of the person you're attracted to, or your heart skips a beat when you think of'em.
As convincing as this claim seem, not all believe in it. This can be compared with believing in God's existence and people's acceptance, especially scientists. What we refer to as love, is rather more of a deliberate care and sense of responsibility for someone. Feeling obliged to do certain things because that person depends on you. You can't believe in what you do not see.
Lust on the other hand, can be described as a feeling of strong desire, especially those driven by sexual arousal. It is quite difficult to distinguish between love and lust, because lust can be perceived as love even by the person exhibiting the feelings.
Ask yourself, why do married people get into a rut(dull routine), which usually leads to disagreement, fight, infidelity and ultimately divorce? At some point, their differences set in and attraction diminishes or vanishes completely.
If true love exists, I guess it has to be accompanied by grief, pain, melancholy. A case study, is that of Romeo and Juliet, their end was tragic.
Why is it common to have unreciprocated love? Whereby the person you love does not love you back, but also loves someone else who doesn't love'em back?
Will it be right to say, not everyone is bound to experience love?
If you happen to experience true love, good for you. If the person you love, reciprocates genuinely, then you're lucky. If you both love each other unconditionally with no obstacles, opposition, and pain, then you are living in fantasy.
Conclusively, not everyone is meant to experience genuine love. Only few do.
At this juncture, I might be right to infer that love is complicated, a mystery and doom bound.

Religion / Re: 8 Signs You Are Under Spiritual Attack by hercatonchires(m): 9:42am On Dec 24, 2017
Your post was making so much sense until you began to itemise the symptoms. Number 1 looks true, but all others in my opinion, are far-fetched.
Peace brother
Religion / Re: Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 10:22pm On Sep 01, 2017
Eayah! Unfortunately, I am not aware of any humour sense enhancement pillb else, I would have recommended it
Hier:


Courtesy of Glo Ng, reloading and poor network.

I got your shout out, very hilarious, I will say but I wish I found it amusing
Religion / Re: Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 1:25pm On Sep 01, 2017
Dude! You dey para gan oh! Remain small, you for upload the whole new testament.
On a more serious note, u make sense finish. Chop knuckle *fistbump*
Hier:


1Corinthians 8:4-8
4 Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 7 However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.


Here, Paul was saying, we need the consciousness that there is one God and no other God aside Him, and when you eat, you are eating that meat as like a meet you will buy with your money without the consciousness that it was a sallah meat.

If you cannot meet that consciousness, the

1Corinthians 8:4-8
4 Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 7 However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.


Here, Paul was saying, we need the consciousness that there is one God and no other God aside Him, and when you eat, you are eating that meat as like a meet you will buy with your money without the consciousness that it was a sallah meat.

If you cannot meet that consciousness, the


1Corinthians 8:4-8
4 Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 7 However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.


Here, Paul was saying, we need the consciousness that there is one God and no other God aside Him, and when you eat, you are eating that meat as like a meet you will buy with your money without the consciousness that it was a sallah meat.

If you cannot meet that consciousness, then, stay away, but if you can convince yourself that this meat is provided by God, and there is no Allah or sort to which the meat was offered to, then, you can take the holy communion
Religion / Re: Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 11:55am On Sep 01, 2017
Lalasticlala come and do summer coaching oh!
You don't like meat but you're saying gimme something light from the sallah meat smiley
Religion / Re: Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 11:41am On Sep 01, 2017
your IQ appears to be hyperactive. It's actually the latter; "To expose an unknown ignorance"
saymax:


Seems to me u already understand or know d answer 2 ur question. So r u here 2 justify ur eating of d meat or 2 expose an unknown ignorance?
Religion / Re: Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 11:35am On Sep 01, 2017
Talk to your HR to advise you on conflict of interest resolution smiley
Bitcoin1000:
What about us that our boyfriends are muslims
Religion / Re: Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 7:56am On Sep 01, 2017
@saymax; Read Colossians 3:16. I hope you know how to read to understand sha? smiley

Religion / Should Christians Eat Sallah Ram??? by hercatonchires(m): 7:39am On Sep 01, 2017
Let's ponder over this a little with some scriptural references.
This is not intended to marginalise or criticise, rather it is aimed at educating people and eradicating ignorance.
Consequently, let us brainstorm-christians and Muslims alike.
Refer to 1st Corinthians 10:21~31. Concentrate more on verses 27~31 (attached)

My question to my Muslim folks is; the act of slaughtering rams during the ileya festival, is it an act of sacrifice? I mean should it be considered a sacrificial occasion? Please elucidate, as this would help enlighten ignorant fellas.
To address the curious minded, I am a Christian (not a doctrinal one though smiley I was born and bred up north, as a result, I rolled with many Muslim folks and I've eaten a lot of rams for the record, and it's still counting. I look forward to reading reasonable comments and arguments. Happy new month and happy Eid-El-Kabir

Gaming / Re: My PS3 Super Slim12gb Beeps Once.... by hercatonchires(m): 10:56am On Jul 16, 2017
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I haven't been here for a while.
If you still have the problem, watch this video it should help you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzG-rBk5EW8
Education / Re: 9 English Words You Might Be Pronouncing Incorrectly by hercatonchires(m): 9:45am On Jun 15, 2017
Constructive argument. I love the way you tackled this piece. I need not object anymore, you've done it all. It's unfortunate that a lot of people amend their ways or grammar without verification. This made front page? Please what are the moderators moderating *no offence, truth is bitter* Op, better stop putting "Road diversion" leading people astray.
Bahddo:
You only got 3, 6, 7, 8 correct, despite the fact that you don't know how to transcribe. You were describing the sounds.

1) you made ma-She-ti sound like ma-She-teh.
2) K isn't silent in the word 'ask' in any version of English.
4) /lai-bri/ is also correct in British English. You are wrong to say it's wrong.
5) the snack gala is different from the event gala.
9) en-ji-near is even the more common pronunciation both in American and British English.

You should always check your dictionary before posting stuff like this. There isn't only one correct way to pronounce a word.
Romance / Re: Ladies!! If Your Man Does These Things, Just Please Marry Himladies!! by hercatonchires(m): 8:48pm On Jun 12, 2017
Truly, I doubt if you'd find someone like that. Did you read all the qualities? At peace with all his friends, his relatives, ... If there's anyone like that, he simply isn't existing coz he only exists to please others. He'd die of depression.
The funny thing is girls are incomprehensibly weird, they'll see someone with all these and still go for another. They'll say he's not manly, he's a weakling/sissy, he's not firm, bla bla bla. In the end, they begin to fight for him after losing him to another lady. Women are the most chemeleon specie in existence. You can't just understand, but tolerate them. Even they know this fact themselves. Smh

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Gaming / Re: Top Video Games With Great Storyline by hercatonchires(m): 7:29pm On Jun 09, 2017
You know, at times people run from games and criticise them coz they are no match for the difficulty. Where he finally had his vengeance, where he got to kill all the gods, imagine how engaging the boss fights were. I got my PS3 5years ago coz of that game. It's like watching a seasonal movie (an epic one)
I respect your opinion though.
Vasaratti16:
Ogbeni, don't call GOW III, it's GOW iii that made me hate the game

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Gaming / Re: Top Video Games With Great Storyline by hercatonchires(m): 7:10pm On Jun 09, 2017
Guy! You don make sense finish. As in... Mehn! The truth is, if you didn't start gaming with "family com-8bit", SEGA, SNES, PS1,PS2, Nintendo 64,etc. You simply can't and won't really appreciate graphics, gameplay, and storyline in that order.
I have played a lot of games on several consoles, so far, I never get tired of playing GOW.
Tokziby:
i it seems the OP is new to gaming or he's probably mixing up gameplay with story line. if he didnt start game with family com i will understand... let me give u just a shade...

If its about story line then he has no idea about games with Sequel (continuation)...

god of war starts from 1-4 (Ascension) then its still got some in PSP diffrent from PStation mode.
Resident Evil 1-6 without adding racoon city
Silent hill 1-6
Prince of Persia, twin thrones, devil within, sand of time, forgotten sands
Devil May cry 1-6
Tenchu 1-3(wrath of heaven) it actually stopped in PS2
Metal Gear 1-5...
Fear effect - 4 CDs in PS one.
Grand theft Auto 1-5
Uncharted 1-4
Final Fantasy 1-15
Then u can bring ur - Last of Us
Far cry 1-4

As for me these are a few with good sequel and storyline
Gaming / Re: Top Video Games With Great Storyline by hercatonchires(m): 1:28pm On Jun 09, 2017
I am already liking Cao.

1. She's a lady
2. She games (that's rare)
3. She's got brains ( she helped calm ur squabbles where she emphasised that liking a game or not is upto you. We differ in personalty and "one man's meat is another's poison"wink Did you guys really need a chick to to that? Habaaaa! Smh
4. She used one of kratos' quotes as her signature (if all of olympus will deny me my...)


My friend who referred to GOW as a childish game, I have to say it's not nice to criticize someone else's work no matter what. Have you even beaten any of them? Particular GOW 2&3. They are my favourite come rain, come shine. The storyline, the graphics, the action, just a few to mention. Need I remind or educate you that the games story was from or based on Greek mythology? Though fictitious, from the way things turned out. BTW, I have played (whenever I say played,I mean; beaten-finished) The last of us too and I love it. The storyline I tight, the graphics insane, but it differs from GOW and other games coz it is unique in its own way. I don't like first shooter games, but that isn't enough justification for me to slander or butcher games in that category. I have beaten GOW even at the hardest difficulty level but who born me to try am with Last of us? Where the time? For emphasis, it requires a lot of stealth movement (U wan rush clicker?)
Enough said already, hand don dey pain me.
Cao, if you're truly "f" as ur status implies, you rock. Respect- I doff my hat
Vasaratti16:
these games you mentioned are not really story inclined, like Cao said, in my own personal opinion God of War is a childish game and that's why I didn't put it in the list. I should add uncharted but...... .......

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Education / Re: Are you guilty of confusing these English Words? by hercatonchires(m): 9:58am On Jun 05, 2017
hercatonchires:
Commonly confused English words
Some people are mindful of their spoken grammar, while some are more concerned about writing. On the other hand, some are actually mindful of their grammar generally i.e both spoken and written.
You could get away with some blunders when speaking, but when you write, you get exposed.
In English language, we have words that have the same pronunciation, spellings but different meaning. We also have some with different spellings, the same pronunciation and different meanings.
They are categorised as;
Homograph: A word spelt same as another regardless of pronunciation.
Homophone: A word pronounced the same as another word but differs in spelling or meaning.
Homonym: A word that both sounds and is spelt the same as another but has a different meaning.

In our daily use of English, we encounter homonyms, homophones, and homographs and they can be very confusing. I have taken time to compile a list of words that are commonly confused for each other/one another as the case may be.
They include but not limited to the following:


Altogether: Completely; on the whole
All together: All in one place; all at once

Advice: Recommendations about what to do
Advise: To recommend something

Afford: Rich enough; to be able, bear, incur
Avoid: Keep away; abstain

Altar: Sacred table in church
Alter: To change; Edit

Appraise: To assess
Apprise: To inform someone

Adverse: Unfavourable; Harmful
Averse: Strong disliking

Assent: Agreement; approval
Ascent: The action of rising or climbing up
Accent: Manner of speaking or pronunciation

Aural: Relating to the ears or hearing
Oral: Relating to the mouth or spoken

Bear: To carry; to put up with
Bare: Naked; uncovered


Bazaar: Selling articles that are exotic
Bizarre: Strange


Borrow: To take and use (something that belongs to someone else) for a period of time before returning it; to RECEIVE temporarily
e.g. I borrowed his book; no one borrows in our family
Lend: To give something to someone to be used for a period of time and then returned; to GIVE temporarily
e.g. Lend me your book; no one lends money to our family

Born: Having started life
Borne: Carried

Brake: A device for stopping a vehicle
Break: To separate into pieces; a pause

Breach: Breakthrough or break a rule
Breech: The back part of a gun barrel

Canvas: A type of strong cloth
Canvass: To seek people’s votes

Centre: British spelling of “Center” Middle portion of something
Center: American spelling of “Centre”

Compliment: Praise; congratulation
Complement: Complete; make whole

Complacent: Smug and self satisfied
Complaisant: Willing to please

Contempt: Scorn; disdain; open disrespect or wilful disobedience
Content: satisfied
Contend: Debate; struggle

Convince: Make someone believe by using logic, argument or evidence
Confuse: Mistake one thing for another; mix-up; to disorder
Council: A group of people who advise or manage
Counsel: Advice; to advise

Corps: An organised group of people united by a common purpose.
Corpse: Dead body
I remember seeing a post on social media. A prospective corps member wrote;
“I thank God for making me be among the YOUTH CORPSE” grin smiley
Obviously, she meant something else. If she had spoken the words other than writing, she might have gone away with it.

Cue: Signal for action; a wooden rod
Queue: A line of vehicles or people

Defuse: To make a situation less tense
Diffuse: To spread over a wide area

Desert: Waterless, empty area; to abandon someone
Dessert: The sweet course of a meal

Discreet: Careful not to attract attention, privacy, secrecy, quiet
Discrete: Separate and distinct

Dual: Having two parts
Duel: A fight between two people, a contest

Illicit: Invalid, not approved by law
Elicit: To draw out a reply or reaction

Exercise: Physical activity; to do
Exorcise: T drive out an evil spirit

Loath: Reluctant; unwilling
Loathe: To hate; despise

Loose: To unfasten; set free
Lose: To be unable to find; misplace

Meter: A measuring device
Metre: A metric unit


Sight: Ability to see
Site: A location
Cite: To quote; repeat from a book or word(s) of another

Stationery: Writing material
Stationary: Not moving

Story: A tale; sequence of events
Storey: Level of a building

Aloud: Out loud
Allowed: Permitted

Censor: Review in order to remove
Censure: Criticize; condemn; Reprimand

Order: Arrangement, sequence
Other: Alien; different; second

Live: To be alive; to have life
Leave: Depart; Exit

Reign: Exercise of sovereign power; period during which a monarch rules
Rain: Any matter moving or falling; water falling from a cloud

Live: Seen or heard from a broadcast as it happens
Life: the period during which one is alive

Acre: A unit of surface area {equivalent to about 4,046.86 square metres}
Hectare: A unit of surface area {10,000 square metres or approximately 2.5 acres}

Aisle: A passage between rows of seats
Isle: An island

Sibling: A person who shares same parents
Offspring: Children

Pour: Cause something to flow; to dispense from a container
Pore: Study meticulously; meditate/reflect

These: Plural of “This”
This: {pronoun} Singular form. The thing that is closest to you or that is being shown to you

In order: You use "in order to" when you describe an action, and the goal of this action.
e.g.
"I hid all of the aliens' corpse in the basement in order to avoid questions."

In other: You use "in other words" when you wish to point out some of the implications of the previous phrase or simply rephrase it.
e.g.
"Unfortunately, my wife went to clean the basement on Friday. In other words, Busted!"

References: Google, Merriam-Webster's dictionary, The English dictionary (Livio) (extracted from http://wiktionary.org)

No one knows it all. With much practice, we are bound to be better.

cc lalasticlala, Mynd44



Education / Re: 11 Popular English Words We Use Incorrectly by hercatonchires(m): 9:47am On Jun 05, 2017
Wrong choice of word. Opportune is an adjective, not a verb. Perhaps, you should have used "privileged"
You might want to check my post "hercatonchires"
AmaechiLinus:
Thank God I was opportune to view this
Now i know the meaning / how to use these words


Thank you for this post

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Education / Re: 11 Popular English Words We Use Incorrectly by hercatonchires(m): 9:36am On Jun 05, 2017
Take time to read what he wrote. He said,we use the "noun" form incorrectly
bkool7:
Nice piece !

However , there are two forms of "dupe"
One is a verb and the other a noun . You were referring to the noun .The one you claimed is wrongly used is the verb. And its correct .
Romance / Re: Are Ladies Really Gullible??? by hercatonchires(m): 7:06pm On May 29, 2017
hercatonchires:

It's upto you to determine if she'll remain pretty or not. With the kinda mindset you have, you don’t give a f*ck, you'd simply "move on". Ask yourself, do those celebrities really have happy homes? Whatever you decide to do with yourself, do. It's a free world, but remember, "Those who live in glass houses don't throw stones " and "what goes around, comes around "

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Education / Re: Are you guilty of confusing these English Words? by hercatonchires(m): 12:03am On May 23, 2017
cc bigwilliams4u
hercatonchires:
Commonly confused English words
Some people are mindful of their spoken grammar, while some are more concerned about writing. On the other hand, some are actually mindful of their grammar generally i.e both spoken and written.
You could get away with some blunders when speaking, but when you write, you get exposed.
In English language, we have words that have the same pronunciation, spellings but different meaning. We also have some with different spellings, the same pronunciation and different meanings.
They are categorised as;
Homograph: A word spelt same as another regardless of pronunciation.
Homophone: A word pronounced the same as another word but differs in spelling or meaning.
Homonym: A word that both sounds and is spelt the same as another but has a different meaning.

In our daily use of English, we encounter homonyms, homophones, and homographs and they can be very confusing. I have taken time to compile a list of words that are commonly confused for each other/one another as the case may be.
They include but not limited to the following:


Altogether: Completely; on the whole
All together: All in one place; all at once

Advice: Recommendations about what to do
Advise: To recommend something

Afford: Rich enough; to be able, bear, incur
Avoid: Keep away; abstain

Altar: Sacred table in church
Alter: To change; Edit

Appraise: To assess
Apprise: To inform someone

Adverse: Unfavourable; Harmful
Averse: Strong disliking

Assent: Agreement; approval
Ascent: The action of rising or climbing up
Accent: Manner of speaking or pronunciation

Aural: Relating to the ears or hearing
Oral: Relating to the mouth or spoken

Bear: To carry; to put up with
Bare: Naked; uncovered


Bazaar: Selling articles that are exotic
Bizarre: Strange


Borrow: To take and use (something that belongs to someone else) for a period of time before returning it; to RECEIVE temporarily
e.g. I borrowed his book; no one borrows in our family
Lend: To give something to someone to be used for a period of time and then returned; to GIVE temporarily
e.g. Lend me your book; no one lends money to our family

Born: Having started life
Borne: Carried

Brake: A device for stopping a vehicle
Break: To separate into pieces; a pause

Breach: Breakthrough or break a rule
Breech: The back part of a gun barrel

Canvas: A type of strong cloth
Canvass: To seek people’s votes

Centre: British spelling of “Center” Middle portion of something
Center: American spelling of “Centre”

Compliment: Praise; congratulation
Complement: Complete; make whole

Complacent: Smug and self satisfied
Complaisant: Willing to please

Contempt: Scorn; disdain; open disrespect or wilful disobedience
Content: satisfied
Contend: Debate; struggle

Convince: Make someone believe by using logic, argument or evidence
Confuse: Mistake one thing for another; mix-up; to disorder
Council: A group of people who advise or manage
Counsel: Advice; to advise

Corps: An organised group of people united by a common purpose.
Corpse: Dead body
I remember seeing a post on social media. A prospective corps member wrote;
“I thank God for making me be among the YOUTH CORPSE” grin smiley
Obviously, she meant something else. If she had spoken the words other than writing, she might have gone away with it.

Cue: Signal for action; a wooden rod
Queue: A line of vehicles or people

Defuse: To make a situation less tense
Diffuse: To spread over a wide area

Desert: Waterless, empty area; to abandon someone
Dessert: The sweet course of a meal

Discreet: Careful not to attract attention, privacy, secrecy, quiet
Discrete: Separate and distinct

Dual: Having two parts
Duel: A fight between two people, a contest

Illicit: Invalid, not approved by law
Elicit: To draw out a reply or reaction

Exercise: Physical activity; to do
Exorcise: T drive out an evil spirit

Loath: Reluctant; unwilling
Loathe: To hate; despise

Loose: To unfasten; set free
Lose: To be unable to find; misplace

Meter: A measuring device
Metre: A metric unit


Sight: Ability to see
Site: A location
Cite: To quote; repeat from a book or word(s) of another

Stationery: Writing material
Stationary: Not moving

Story: A tale; sequence of events
Storey: Level of a building

Aloud: Out loud
Allowed: Permitted

Censor: Review in order to remove
Censure: Criticize; condemn; Reprimand

Order: Arrangement, sequence
Other: Alien; different; second

Live: To be alive; to have life
Leave: Depart; Exit

Reign: Exercise of sovereign power; period during which a monarch rules
Rain: Any matter moving or falling; water falling from a cloud

Live: Seen or heard from a broadcast as it happens
Life: the period during which one is alive

Acre: A unit of surface area {equivalent to about 4,046.86 square metres}
Hectare: A unit of surface area {10,000 square metres or approximately 2.5 acres}

Aisle: A passage between rows of seats
Isle: An island

Sibling: A person who shares same parents
Offspring: Children

Pour: Cause something to flow; to dispense from a container
Pore: Study meticulously; meditate/reflect

These: Plural of “This”
This: {pronoun} Singular form. The thing that is closest to you or that is being shown to you

In order: You use "in order to" when you describe an action, and the goal of this action.
e.g.
"I hid all of the aliens' corpse in the basement in order to avoid questions."

In other: You use "in other words" when you wish to point out some of the implications of the previous phrase or simply rephrase it.
e.g.
"Unfortunately, my wife went to clean the basement on Friday. In other words, Busted!"

References: Google, Merriam-Webster's dictionary, The English dictionary (Livio) (extracted from http://wiktionary.org)

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Education / Are you guilty of confusing these English Words? by hercatonchires(m): 4:24pm On May 22, 2017
Commonly confused English words
Some people are mindful of their spoken grammar, while some are more concerned about writing. On the other hand, some are actually mindful of their grammar generally i.e both spoken and written.
You could get away with some blunders when speaking, but when you write, you get exposed.
In English language, we have words that have the same pronunciation, spellings but different meaning. We also have some with different spellings, the same pronunciation and different meanings.
They are categorised as;
Homograph: A word spelt same as another regardless of pronunciation.
Homophone: A word pronounced the same as another word but differs in spelling or meaning.
Homonym: A word that both sounds and is spelt the same as another but has a different meaning.

In our daily use of English, we encounter homonyms, homophones, and homographs and they can be very confusing. I have taken time to compile a list of words that are commonly confused for each other/one another as the case may be.
They include but not limited to the following:


Altogether: Completely; on the whole
All together: All in one place; all at once

Advice: Recommendations about what to do
Advise: To recommend something

Afford: Rich enough; to be able, bear, incur
Avoid: Keep away; abstain

Altar: Sacred table in church
Alter: To change; Edit

Appraise: To assess
Apprise: To inform someone

Adverse: Unfavourable; Harmful
Averse: Strong disliking

Assent: Agreement; approval
Ascent: The action of rising or climbing up
Accent: Manner of speaking or pronunciation

Aural: Relating to the ears or hearing
Oral: Relating to the mouth or spoken

Bear: To carry; to put up with
Bare: Naked; uncovered


Bazaar: Selling articles that are exotic
Bizarre: Strange


Borrow: To take and use (something that belongs to someone else) for a period of time before returning it; to RECEIVE temporarily
e.g. I borrowed his book; no one borrows in our family
Lend: To give something to someone to be used for a period of time and then returned; to GIVE temporarily
e.g. Lend me your book; no one lends money to our family

Born: Having started life
Borne: Carried

Brake: A device for stopping a vehicle
Break: To separate into pieces; a pause

Breach: Breakthrough or break a rule
Breech: The back part of a gun barrel

Canvas: A type of strong cloth
Canvass: To seek people’s votes

Centre: British spelling of “Center” Middle portion of something
Center: American spelling of “Centre”

Compliment: Praise; congratulation
Complement: Complete; make whole

Complacent: Smug and self satisfied
Complaisant: Willing to please

Contempt: Scorn; disdain; open disrespect or wilful disobedience
Content: satisfied
Contend: Debate; struggle

Convince: Make someone believe by using logic, argument or evidence
Confuse: Mistake one thing for another; mix-up; to disorder
Council: A group of people who advise or manage
Counsel: Advice; to advise

Corps: An organised group of people united by a common purpose.
Corpse: Dead body
I remember seeing a post on social media. A prospective corps member wrote;
“I thank God for making me be among the YOUTH CORPSE” grin smiley
Obviously, she meant something else. If she had spoken the words other than writing, she might have gone away with it.

Cue: Signal for action; a wooden rod
Queue: A line of vehicles or people

Defuse: To make a situation less tense
Diffuse: To spread over a wide area

Desert: Waterless, empty area; to abandon someone
Dessert: The sweet course of a meal

Discreet: Careful not to attract attention, privacy, secrecy, quiet
Discrete: Separate and distinct

Dual: Having two parts
Duel: A fight between two people, a contest

Illicit: Invalid, not approved by law
Elicit: To draw out a reply or reaction

Exercise: Physical activity; to do
Exorcise: T drive out an evil spirit

Loath: Reluctant; unwilling
Loathe: To hate; despise

Loose: To unfasten; set free
Lose: To be unable to find; misplace

Meter: A measuring device
Metre: A metric unit


Sight: Ability to see
Site: A location
Cite: To quote; repeat from a book or word(s) of another

Stationery: Writing material
Stationary: Not moving

Story: A tale; sequence of events
Storey: Level of a building

Aloud: Out loud
Allowed: Permitted

Censor: Review in order to remove
Censure: Criticize; condemn; Reprimand

Order: Arrangement, sequence
Other: Alien; different; second

Live: To be alive; to have life
Leave: Depart; Exit

Reign: Exercise of sovereign power; period during which a monarch rules
Rain: Any matter moving or falling; water falling from a cloud

Live: Seen or heard from a broadcast as it happens
Life: the period during which one is alive

Acre: A unit of surface area {equivalent to about 4,046.86 square metres}
Hectare: A unit of surface area {10,000 square metres or approximately 2.5 acres}

Aisle: A passage between rows of seats
Isle: An island

Sibling: A person who shares same parents
Offspring: Children

Pour: Cause something to flow; to dispense from a container
Pore: Study meticulously; meditate/reflect

These: Plural of “This”
This: {pronoun} Singular form. The thing that is closest to you or that is being shown to you

In order: You use "in order to" when you describe an action, and the goal of this action.
e.g.
"I hid all of the aliens' corpse in the basement in order to avoid questions."

In other: You use "in other words" when you wish to point out some of the implications of the previous phrase or simply rephrase it.
e.g.
"Unfortunately, my wife went to clean the basement on Friday. In other words, Busted!"

References: Google, Merriam-Webster's dictionary, The English dictionary (Livio) (extracted from http://wiktionary.org)

No one knows it all. With much practice, we are bound to get better.



Romance / Re: Are Ladies Really Gullible??? by hercatonchires(m): 5:36pm On May 20, 2017
It's upto you to determine if she'll remain pretty or not. With the kinda mindset you have, you don’t give a f*ck, you'd simply "move on". Ask yourself, do those celebrities really have happy homes? Whatever you decide to do with yourself, do. It's a free world, but remember, "Those who live in glass houses don't throw stones " and "what goes around, comes around "
siie:
"Married"..and tell me y all these celebrity no fat after their first child? U see datz y i feel sorry for guys like u coz after ur wedding, ur wife won't give a shìt if she still look beautiful/attractive or not undecided
Romance / Re: Are Ladies Really Gullible??? by hercatonchires(m): 10:37pm On May 19, 2017
When you get married, if your slim cute wife suddenly turns yokozuna after your first child, "bye Felicia to her"
siie:
So na u op no mind ur slayqueen turning to amoeba ba? ..ma sole advice guyz is dn't love out of pity. If she doesn't suit u then "bye Felicia".
Romance / Are Ladies Really Gullible??? by hercatonchires(m): 10:26am On May 19, 2017
Are ladies really gullible?
Gullible: Easily deceived or duped, naive, easily cheated or fooled.
Origin: Yoruba, from the word "go(h)" (pronounced similar to gun) meaning foolish. Did you fall for that smiley?
The female species are considered naive, foolish, easily deceived, but is it appropriate to refer to them as being naive?
We may have justifiable reasons to argue otherwise, but I sincerely think they are more trusting than gullible. I could cite instances that you'd agree to if you're sincere.
They include but not limited to the following :

* She trusts you to be her boo for life and allows you deflower her, you feel like a badoo and call her a mugu.

* You are in dire need of money, out of love and trust, she gives you her life savings or even worse - steals the money to help you. You abscond with her funds and settle with someone else. In your mind, you claim she was a means to an end.

* You get her pregnant, and explain to her that you are not ready to nurture a child, she reasons with you and thinks there'll be opportunities for you both in the future, she then aborts. Afterwards, you call her a LovePeddler or say she's not good enough for you. You use her and dump her.

* You met her in her prime while she's still in shape and blooming, after so much struggle over winning her to you, she has mercy and agrees to go with you. You guys kept it real for many years (decade in some cases). You wake up one morning and say she's not good enough due to her physique. Perhaps she's become chubby(possible consequence of contraceptives), or you say her height does not match yours, bla bla bla . Bros! You been blind when you dey pursue am before before?

* In many institutions, even away from institutions. A lot of people live "couples life" aka cohabitation. Why would a lady move in with a guy prior to marriage ? She'd cook, wash fabrics and dishes, provide sexual pleasure, to mention but a few. Those in school are even more irritating. I could defend them for the aforementioned points but not this one.
They do this too out of love and trust, but I consider the act foolish.

Some girls have been ripped of their hearts and they can go to any length to deal with guys. Not all of them were victims though. Some learnt from the mistakes of others while others are just naturally the "sharp" ones.

TBH, guys have contributed a lot to making innocent girls turn timid and wild.

Any objection?

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Jobs/Vacancies / 3 Reasons Over Qualified Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers by hercatonchires(m): 12:31pm On May 18, 2017
3 Reasons Over qualified Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers embarassed


You’ve been applying like crazy to jobs you know you’re qualified for. You’d be a perfect fit at each of these companies. You’ve stayed persistent and positive. Someone has to make a job offer soon, right?
But over and over, when you follow up, you hear devastating news: The position was offered to someone else. Or even worse, you don’t hear anything back at all. You’re crushed, confused and lost. You’ve spent hours perfecting your resumé and writing cover letters, but nothing seems to give.
Don’t give up hope just yet. Here are a few reasons your application might have gotten overlooked, and what you can do to make sure your next one stands out.
Reason 1: Your snoozy-worthy application got trashed or overlooked completely
Employers go through stacks and stacks of resumes and cover letters at a time. This isn’t news. Yet you still write a grade-A boring cover letter. You haven’t made your resume bullets crystal clear and nothing about you other than your master’s degree or PhD stands out.
Or, you perceive your degree is enough for the job. That perception isn’t in line with reality (a.k.a. the job description and the skills required to complete the job). It’s time to get serious about self-evaluation.
Step it up. If you don’t have a professional portfolio, get one now. If you do have one, maybe it’s your online presence that’s putting them off. What!? They look at that? Uh… yeah! This is the age of the Internet.
Show your creativity, and share your voice. Go that extra mile and send in a pre-interview screening of yourself on video with your cover letter, resume and your online portfolio.
To stand out, show off your personality and always remember your application should be tailored towards the company you’re applying for. A less qualified candidate sometimes beats out an overqualified one because they’re more eager and have taken the time to move beyond the basic requirements in their application.
To learn from your past applications, ask the human resource manager what separated you from the applicant who got the job. You may discover that the guy or gal was less qualified on paper, but still had one up on you. See what they did better, and see how you can do the same in your next job application.
Reason 2: You haven’t told the company what you can do for them
Employers are looking for the next great leader. And you aren’t it — or, you haven’t showed to them that you could be it. You haven’t proven you’re the one with that edge.

Just like individuals, companies have short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. To best understand the long-term goals of any company, start with their mission statement. Put yourself in their shoes and think about what you’ll need to do to help them reach these goals.

When you’ve created a solid outline for what you think they’ll need as employers, present yourself as the answer for both the here and now and for the future. Convey your desire to be there long-term and for a specific reason. Address this during your interview. If they don’t bring it up, make sure you do.

It’s much easier to stay confident, be genuine and smile your way through the interview when you’ve gone above and beyond to present yourself as the best long-term asset to the company. It also sets the tone that you will deliver high quality work when you land the job.

Reason 3: You’re nothing but a list of boring skills

Most employers look for something more besides the baseline skills required to do the job. You may think it’s unfair, but life isn’t fair. And there are no rules in this game other than the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law.

To help a company succeed at great heights, you’ll need a lot more than just a highly specialized skill.

Check out the results of a recent study by Harris Interactive, which polled 2,076 hiring managers and human resource professionals from across multiple industries. They were asked if they had two equally qualified candidates, which factors would make them more likely to consider one over the other. This is who they’d be more likely to chose:

The candidate with the better sense of humor: 27 percent
The candidate who is involved in his or her community: 26 percent
The better-dressed candidate: 22 percent
The candidate they had more in common with: 21 percent
The more physically fit candidate: 13 percent
The candidate who is more on top of current affairs and pop culture: 8 percent
The candidate who is more active on social media: 7 percent
The candidate who is knowledgeable about sports: 4 percent
Even though these factors have nothing to do with the actual job skills, employers care about them. Some more than others, but all of them stand as the variables symbolising the obstacles standing in your way from professional job searcher to professional [enter your desired job title here].

How you present your application gets you the interview, but how you sell yourself in your interview is what lands you the job. Rounding out your character by mastering these variable elements may make or break your next interview.

Even if you’d made all of the mistakes listed above, the best lessons are learned from your failures. The successful often reach success because they were willing to strive longer and outlast the competition, while improving themselves every step of the way.

Source: Brazen Life
"From Slow Summer to Massive Start-Up" : Jobberman Founders

Jobs/Vacancies / 3 Reasons Over Qualified Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers by hercatonchires(m): 12:24pm On May 18, 2017
3 Reasons Over qualified Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers embarassed


You’ve been applying like crazy to jobs you know you’re qualified for. You’d be a perfect fit at each of these companies. You’ve stayed persistent and positive. Someone has to make a job offer soon, right?
But over and over, when you follow up, you hear devastating news: The position was offered to someone else. Or even worse, you don’t hear anything back at all. You’re crushed, confused and lost. You’ve spent hours perfecting your resumé and writing cover letters, but nothing seems to give.
Don’t give up hope just yet. Here are a few reasons your application might have gotten overlooked, and what you can do to make sure your next one stands out.
Reason 1: Your snoozy-worthy application got trashed or overlooked completely
Employers go through stacks and stacks of resumes and cover letters at a time. This isn’t news. Yet you still write a grade-A boring cover letter. You haven’t made your resume bullets crystal clear and nothing about you other than your master’s degree or PhD stands out.
Or, you perceive your degree is enough for the job. That perception isn’t in line with reality (a.k.a. the job description and the skills required to complete the job). It’s time to get serious about self-evaluation.
Step it up. If you don’t have a professional portfolio, get one now. If you do have one, maybe it’s your online presence that’s putting them off. What!? They look at that? Uh… yeah! This is the age of the Internet.
Show your creativity, and share your voice. Go that extra mile and send in a pre-interview screening of yourself on video with your cover letter, resume and your online portfolio.
To stand out, show off your personality and always remember your application should be tailored towards the company you’re applying for. A less qualified candidate sometimes beats out an overqualified one because they’re more eager and have taken the time to move beyond the basic requirements in their application.
To learn from your past applications, ask the human resource manager what separated you from the applicant who got the job. You may discover that the guy or gal was less qualified on paper, but still had one up on you. See what they did better, and see how you can do the same in your next job application.
Reason 2: You haven’t told the company what you can do for them
Employers are looking for the next great leader. And you aren’t it — or, you haven’t showed to them that you could be it. You haven’t proven you’re the one with that edge.

Just like individuals, companies have short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. To best understand the long-term goals of any company, start with their mission statement. Put yourself in their shoes and think about what you’ll need to do to help them reach these goals.

When you’ve created a solid outline for what you think they’ll need as employers, present yourself as the answer for both the here and now and for the future. Convey your desire to be there long-term and for a specific reason. Address this during your interview. If they don’t bring it up, make sure you do.

It’s much easier to stay confident, be genuine and smile your way through the interview when you’ve gone above and beyond to present yourself as the best long-term asset to the company. It also sets the tone that you will deliver high quality work when you land the job.

Reason 3: You’re nothing but a list of boring skills

Most employers look for something more besides the baseline skills required to do the job. You may think it’s unfair, but life isn’t fair. And there are no rules in this game other than the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law.

To help a company succeed at great heights, you’ll need a lot more than just a highly specialized skill.

Check out the results of a recent study by Harris Interactive, which polled 2,076 hiring managers and human resource professionals from across multiple industries. They were asked if they had two equally qualified candidates, which factors would make them more likely to consider one over the other. This is who they’d be more likely to chose:

The candidate with the better sense of humor: 27 percent
The candidate who is involved in his or her community: 26 percent
The better-dressed candidate: 22 percent
The candidate they had more in common with: 21 percent
The more physically fit candidate: 13 percent
The candidate who is more on top of current affairs and pop culture: 8 percent
The candidate who is more active on social media: 7 percent
The candidate who is knowledgeable about sports: 4 percent
Even though these factors have nothing to do with the actual job skills, employers care about them. Some more than others, but all of them stand as the variables symbolising the obstacles standing in your way from professional job searcher to professional [enter your desired job title here].

How you present your application gets you the interview, but how you sell yourself in your interview is what lands you the job. Rounding out your character by mastering these variable elements may make or break your next interview.

Even if you’d made all of the mistakes listed above, the best lessons are learned from your failures. The successful often reach success because they were willing to strive longer and outlast the competition, while improving themselves every step of the way.

Source: Brazen Life
"From Slow Summer to Massive Start-Up" : Jobberman Founders

Health / Re: Do You Drink Cway(dispenser Water)? See Pix by hercatonchires(m): 6:11am On May 15, 2017
thesicilian:
So they gladly posed for you to take a pictures of their so called criminal act?

No be me snap am nah! Na send dem send am gimme sef

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