English is Nigeria’s official language, though there over 521 languages spoken in the country. Sometimes, Nigerians tend to abuse some words, overusing them in the wrong text.
If you’re Nigerian, you would be familiar with these everyday words you hear in the office, [email protected], on the street and everywhere. Some words get so overused and with time, begin to differ from their common or intended use.
Nigerians love to say what they say and they say it with all confidence, whether it’s wrong or right.
Below you’ll find some of the most commonly overused and abused English words used by Nigerians.
1. As in: Nigerians love to say ‘as in’. It means for example or for instance. Sometimes, when Nigerians use it in a sentence, it has nothing to do with for example.