Oxford English Dictionary don tok say e don add 29 Nigerian words and expressions for di January updates to di dictionary.
“Di majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages wey don only befin to b used for English for di second half of di twentieth century, mostly for di 1970s and 1980s,” OED’s World English editor Danica Salazar don yan dis for one statement.
‘Next tomorrow,’ b one of di new entries into di dictionary. Di expression dey regarded as di oldest among di over 25 uniquely Nigerian words/expressions. According to wetin Salazar tok, Dem first use ‘next tomorrow’ for written English as a noun for 1953, and as an adverb for 1964.
Kannywood, wey refers to di film industry in northern Nigeria, is deemed di youngest among di lot.
Others wey b like ‘buka,’ ‘bukateria’ and ‘severally’ also don make di dictionary.
Di full list of di new entries dey for down :-
agric, adj. & n.
barbing salon, n.
to eat money, in eat, v.
ember months, n.
to flag off in flag, v.
mama put, n.
next tomorrow, n. & adv.
non-indigene, adj. & n.
to put to bed, in put, v.
to rub minds (together) in rub, v./1
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