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5 Words Nigerians Use That Don’t Exist

Nigerians are one of the most creative people on the planet. While non-Nigerians may doubt my assertion, till they manage to invent a popular version of English like we did (Pidgin English), they can keep on doubting.

Although there are many awesome things Nigerians do, we do have some face palm moments. Don’t laugh too hard at the five words Nigerians use that doesn’t exist in the English dictionary:


Installmentally

Five Words that Nigerians Use that Doesn't Exist

This doesn’t exist anywhere else except only in Nigeria. If you doubt this, just search “Installmentally” on google and watch only Nigerian sites pop up.

Night-Vigil

Five Words that Nigerians Use that Doesn't Exist

This is another one I don’t understand. Does anyone ever hold a vigil during the day?

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Disvirgin

Five Words that Nigerians Use that Doesn't Exist

How hard is it to say deflowered? It must be extremely difficult because even health professionals and newsmen use this absurd word that doesn’t exist.

 

Wake Keeping (Wake keep)

Five Words that Nigerians Use that Doesn't Exist

Nigerians have not only made the old European custom of watching over a corpse till it’s buried (called a wake) theirs, they have actually renamed it. Please, there is no such phrase as “wake keep” or even “wake keeping”.

Cunny 

Five Words that Nigerians Use that Doesn't Exist

This is not meant as a euphemism for the female body part. When Nigerians say this word, they mean “cunning”. How is that for a giant leap forward?

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