Hello everyone! I have always marvelled at the way Nigerians speak english ..I dont mena pidgin english. Let me tell you some of my favourites.
Thanks for yesterday–As far as I am concerned this was translated from yoruba. ese l’ ano
I don’t know for him o! — This one is Igbo..” Amam ya?”
Well done– Now this doubles as a greeting, even if your just sitting down doing nothing you will be greeted with ” well done sir”
Yester night– This one really annoys me.
You should always be on corporate???
We deal on shoes and bags –Whats wrong with saying we deal in?
Well strangely around can’t remember anything else..If you have any uniquely Nigerian phrases pls feel free to send em .
Have a blessed week.
anonymous thanks for reminding me also cant understand ” off the light” and ” it doesnt worth it”
“shift for me ” once u hear anyone say that anywhere in the world be sure the person is a NIgerian…
“can I be on to…” very annoying!
thanks peeps ur contributions r all spot on.