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See the right word for 'Luxurious bus' and 'packer': stop making the same mistake.

English is the second language spoken by Nigerians. It is their Lingua Franca because it was adopted from a foreign Country, Britain, being their colonial masters.

Most of the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions of learning use English Language to teach and communicate because of the different languages that exist in Nigeria. Most people in a bid to speak English, result to abusing it.

Some words are wrongly pronounced, while some are given names that do not exist in English language. Some of which are:

It is not Travelling Bag.............. It is Travel Bag

It is not Cunny............ It is Cunning

It is not Colotar (as in road).......... It is Coal tar

It is not Sandalilili (as in song)........... It is Standard living

It is not Bowel.............. It is Bowl

It is not Disvirgin...............It is Deflower

It is not Next tomorrow...........It is a day after tomorrow

It is not Hot Drink............It is Hard Drink pr Strong Drink

It is not Air Conditioner........... It is Air Condition

It is not Plate Number............ It is Number Plate


It is not Luxurious Bus.......... It is Luxury Bus

It is not Half Current............. It is Low Voltage

It is not Head Bridge.......... It is Bridge Head

It is not Packer (as in Dustbin)........ It is Dust pan

It is not Night Vigil........ It is Vigil

It is not Wake keeping/Wake keep............ It is Wake

It is not Working Experience ........... It is Work Experience

It is not Go Slow........... It is Hold

It is not Up Nepa.............It is Power Restoration

Ways to overcome these mistakes:

1) Try to use dictionary as often as possible

2) Cultivate the habit of listening to news

3) Learn new words everyday

4) Watch English movies that are Educative

5) Engage in English Conversation or constructive arguments etc

All these listed above will help in no small measure towards building your vocabularies.

Happy reading!

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