The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World
9 Top Hilarious Differences between American and Nigerian English
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Top Hilarious Differences between American and Nigerian English
I could have titled this chapter “Top Hilarious Differences between British English and American English” because Nigerian English is, after all, a progeny of British English, with which it still shares many structural, grammatical, and lexical characteristics. However, as the examples below illustrate—and as I have pointed out in several chapters of this book—Nigerian English has significantly weaned itself from British English, and has acquired some distinctive stylistic and lexical imprints that mark it out as a classifiable national variety. In what follows, I identify the top humorous differences between the English spoken and written in Nigeria and in the United States.
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