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You've been "away" too long...

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Sola

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You know you've been abroad too long when you say:

"Truck" instead of "Lorry"
"SUV" instead of "Jeep"
"Forget it" instead of "Fashi"
"Wuz up" instead of "How far now"
"Hood" instead of "Bonnet"
"Trunk" instead of "Boot"
"Stop making fun of me" instead of "Stop yabbing me" or "Stop abusing me"
"Gas station" instead of "Petrol Station"
"Fries" instead of "Chips"
"Big Mac, Chicken McGrill, * Pounder" instead of just plain "Burger"
"Crispy" instead of "Cripsy"
"Fireworks/Firecrackers" instead of "Banga"
"Soda/Pop" instead of "Minerals"
"Coccaine/weed" instead of "gbana"
"Crazy" instead of "We re" (I"m sure the spelling aint right)
"Laundry Detergent" instead of "OMO"
"Dryer" instead of "Hang it in the sun"
"Service" instead of "Sa veece" (e silent)
"Stupid" instead of "Olodo/Ode"
"Cinder Block" instead of "Bricks"
"Concrete" instead of "Cement"
"Peugeot" instead of "Pe-geot"
"Trash Can" instead of "Dozbin"
"Shower" instead of "Bath"
"Power is out" instead of " NEPA has taken light"
"Phone is dead/cut off" instead of "NITEL"
"Cop" instead of "MoPol"
"Traffic Light" instead of "Yellow Fever"
"Cab" instead of "Taxi"
"E-Mail" instead of "What???" (Just kidding some know what e-mail is)
"Hit me up later" instead of "We go yan"
"Pass Out" instead of "Graduate"
"Security Guard" instead of "Gateman"
"Cafeteria" instead of "Canteen"
"Faucet" instead of "Tap"
"Steal" instead of Tap"
"Cookie" instead of "Biscuit" (Cabin)
"Pants" instead of "trouser/trousee"
"underwear" instead of "pant"
"VCR" instead of "Video"
"Movie" instead of "Film"
"Extensions" instead of "Attachment" (Hair)
"Lotion" instead of "Cream"
"Compact/Press Powder" instead of "Pancake"
"Cornrows" instead of "weave"
"Weave" instead of "Weave-on"
"Suitcase" instead of "Box"
"High school" instead of "Secondary School"
"Grade school" instead of "Primary school"
"Wifebeater" instead of "singlet"
"Sneakers" instead of "Canvas"
"Soccer" instead of "Football"
"Motorcycle" instead of "meshin", or "okada"
College" instead of "yunivasiti"
"Car" instead of "moto"
"Flipflops" instead of "silpas"
"Nail polish" instead of "Cotex"
"Braids" instead of "Bob Mali"
"gum" instead of "chin-gum"
"smoke" instead of "tab"
"Shower" instead of "Baaf"
"Clothes" instead of "Spoot"
"Hallway" instead of "Corridoor"
"Living/Sitting Room" instead of "Paalor
"Balcony" instead of "Varanda"
"Stab/Poke" instead of "Chook"
"Ballpoint" instead of "Buyro" or "Beek"
"African American" instead of "... ok I won't go there!!!
"Sandals" instead of "Bata"... as in Cortina
"VW Bug" instead of "Bittle"
"Arithmetic" instead of "Mats"
"Abroad" instead of "Oversis"
"Luggage" instead of "Load" ... or for my Igbo peeps... "Ngwongwo"
"Menthol" instead of "Veeks"
"Tetanus" instead of "Jeega Shot (rx)" instead of "injekshun"
"Boss" instead of "Oga"
"CEO" instead of "Oga Pata pata"
"Manners" instead of "Home training"
"Circle" instead of "roundabout"
"Projects" instead of "GRA ...government residential area"
"Apartment building" instead of "blok of flats"
"Carpool" instead of "Kabu kabu"
"Flashlight" instead of "touch"
"Hoe ( not the digging instrument )" instead of "Ashawo"
"Knock knees" instead of "k leg"
"Eye infection" instead of "Appolo" ... cureable only by flushing eyes out with sugar water
 

Pete

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#3
:excite so funny! Little do I realise that I'm actually using most of these expressions/names. maan! It's gonna be lots of adjustment whenever one visits home.
 
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