You know you are in Nigeria when someone says he wants to buy packer inside of dustpan or he trafficated instead of indicated. These things happen all the time. Either because of illiteracy or ignorance. These are 5 of those kind of words wrongly pronounced over and over again…
WhatsAPP: Some people have renamed this app to wazzap and they say it with so much authority as though they are saying the right thing. You wonder whether they have a conscience or not. Send it to me via wazzap you hear them say – like seriously????
Google: There is also google which is unapologetially pronounced as gorgle. They say it with all courage and pride like they made the word.
Oil: It is not uncommon to hear a Nigerian especially Igbos pronounce the world oil as oyel. For some of them, it is an unconscious thing but for some others it is how they know how it is pronounced.
WAEC: This is supposed to be the acronym for West African Examination Council but we have no idea why some Nigerians like to add ‘y’ to some words, as you would hear some people say Wayec.
Subtle: The ‘b’ in subtle is supposed to be silent as well a ‘b’ is in ‘bomb’, but many Nigerians pronounce these words with the ‘b’ obviously included.
Asthma: The word is actually pronounced ‘as-ma’ but some Nigerians with all the guts in the world pronounce the world as Ash-ma.
Which of them are you guilty as???