Nigerian English

Long time no see: not a Nigerian Pidgin phrase

The expression long time no see is not a phrase coined by Nigerian Pidgin users as believed by some non-native speakers of English. Though in line with Nigerian Pidgin form and style, it is an informal English expression. Long time no see is used to greet someone you haven’t seen for a long time when you see…

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General, Lest We Forget, Nigerian English

Popular English expressions we should get right

There are some popular sayings, proverbs and idioms that speakers (predominantly non-native) of English language have used incorrectly over the years. I had firsthand experience of these misconceptions that were (and are still) taught by parents, teachers, peers, etc. around the world. Consequently, it is a propitious time to correct a few of them, so…

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