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New naming convention on Facebook

Discussion in 'SOCIAL MEDIA, GADGETS, SCIENCE, WEB' started by Thickmadam, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    oooook! there's a new phenomena on facebook. apparently I has been replaced by E or EE, and F has been replaced by PH
    so, Ifeanyi = Epheanyee
    what the hell?
     
  2. Bear Witness

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    Like Chinwe = Tchnwghe or something
     
  3. Village-Boi

    Village-Boi Well-Known Member

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    So very true... I tire o!!!
     
  4. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    i was looking at some pictures on a friend's page, and it took me a minute to figure out that eephoma was actualy Ifeoma, only because someone referenced her as "Ify"
    Lawd.
    i suppose very soon "re" is going to be replaced by RAY. i've been quick to correct people that try to call me "ray-ray" or "re-re". so somebody named ebere will now be ay-bay-ray?
    *sigh*
     
  5. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Oh lord! That's just cray! :laugh:
     
  6. Village-Boi

    Village-Boi Well-Known Member

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    No be joke! It took me a while to figure out that one 'Tchynway' wey contact me na mine first cousin 'Chinwe'. Till tomorrow I have to look it up FB to be able to spell it!!
     
  7. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Oh my dayssss! :roll

    But why do naija people do this to themselves??! Too ridic man! :laugh:

    Why not Chi, or Chichi or etc. Wetin be Tchynway??? SMH.
     
  8. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    na tchidi start am.
     
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    Very annoying something too!
     
  10. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    LOL! So how do we pronounce it then? Ti-chee-di ???? Huh?
     
  11. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    that's a good question. i have always addressed him as T. Chidi Chikere. in the event that his first name is Thomas or Tinyerem
     
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    blackbutterfly Well-Known Member

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    ThickMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmm - the tings wey dis your korokoro eyes dey notice LOL!
     
  13. ssergit

    ssergit ..still The Drama Queen!

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    hmmmmmm...... I can twist my middle name to Eejayohmah.......but, pray, who can help, how would ogbonna be twisted?
     
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    I hate it more than anything. And TM, its been in vogue for over a year now, maybe your contacts just started using it. Its lame and razz. And i think it says a lot about the user.
     
  15. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    my sister, i dont' know o. i guess because i was tryign to figure out the interesting name, only to see them reference her as Ify.

    i detest it. it's small children doing this now, dem never grow. most of the people on my friends list are my age and are mature. the girl was a friend of a friend and she'd commented on the picture i was looking at.
     
  16. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    I personally think its another sad attempt to "belong". Some Nigerians will lie, kill, steal, prostitute, deny their families and YES remix their names just to 'belong' or fit into a certain social class. Na today!
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    My dear this thing has no age boundaries O! I think the more mature generation are even worst at this trend O! For some of them its their way of telling their peers that they are very much "current" and exposed! Infact, that "ha wara anya"! Yes that they have "been-to" and they know wussup!
     
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    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    chai! this is quite saddening.
    LMAO @ highlighted. you dey crase :laugh:
     
  19. Village-Boi

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    Thank you very much! Let them feel free to shorten their names; we've been doing it forever... Chi, Ik, Ib and so on... but to purposely spell it in such a way that removes every ounce of 'Nigerianess/ism' or whatever we're going to call it is just plain dumb... Ok, ok if you're an international superstar we understand that so many of them don't use their 'real' names for marketing purposes.

    But to twist ya name to that extent because inferior complex dey worri you get as e be!

    One BIG ISSUE be say we no like our own thing at all. To fly Arik Air Naija man go ask if you dey craze, rather him go pay £4-5,000 for BA Business Class... so you go pay oyinbo man an extra £4,300 to let him know how much more betta than you him be?
    If Germany make a car and tell their own people don't buy or drive this crap... You go drive am??
    Until you like your own thing the International community no need to like am either.
     
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  20. ssergit

    ssergit ..still The Drama Queen!

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    That Arik Air thing taya me sha!

    Ok, does that mean that there is NO 'UnNigerianianizing' of 'Ogbonna'? Haba! [by the way, my fb name is still same O, I am just curious to see how anyone go 'Oyibonize' 'gb' in OGBONNA. Oya, helep me! Just for the heck of it! :sweat:
     

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