Monday, August 30, 2010
to expose by treachery or disloyalty
to betray a trust.
be disloyal to: to betray one's friends.
to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence: to betray a secret.
I will koba you to the boss.
After they planned in secret, she went ahead to koba him
bare, expose, tell, divulge, uncover.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
*Prelude*: y’all know the traditional meaning of the ‘word’ hammer??? You don’t? Well heres a summary:
A tool with a heavy metal head mounted at right angles at the end of a handle, used for jobs such as breaking things and driving in nails
- Strike or knock at or on something violently with one's hand or with a hammer or other object
- Work hard and persistently
- Attack or criticize forcefully and relentlessly
*Naijaword: Hammer (Verb)*
To make money, by hook or
preferably by crook
Ø '. . .Now i don hammer, Baba God don bless me and no one can change it . . '
Ø I need to hammer, soon
Friday, August 13, 2010
Prologue :- in 1983 about a million Ghanaians were evicted from Nigeria –mostly Lagos. In the rush to ‘cut-out’ of Naija , the refugees used cheap plastic bags with a distinctive
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Word origin: Yoruba word of similar meaning.
Noun: an exclamation used to plead; most commonly to be left alone.
2.used for emphasis at the end of a sentence.
1.Leave me alone joor!
2.That movie was a waste of time and money joor!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
You all knew this was coming, didn't you?
Any Nigerian worth his green-white-green watched that miserable game against Greece and wanted to empty their bottle of --- umm -- coke against on the screen when that guy... kaita-ed, our World Cup chances.
Yes, yes, we still had a chance to qualify if we had won South Korea, but so what? Technicalities. Shio!
Present, Kaita. Past and past participle kaita-ed, present participle kaita-ing, 3rd person present singular kaitas)
1. To completely dagbaru (ruin, my non-Yoruba speaking friend) someone's chances of success, especially when things were going well before said mess up occurred.
* This guy was going to take his girlfriend out to eat, but his roommate kaita-ed him by spending all his money.
* I can't believe my sister kaita-ed me -- this was the last day to get tickets to the concert and she drove my car to Abuja!
2. A person in someone's life that, even though he wears your jersey, always seems to mess things up for your team. More generally, someone in your life you need to show the door.
* This your boyfriend is a kaita -- why is he never around when you need him?
* May God deliver us from kaitas!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
**pls this is the first post..tell us what you think . O dabọ!**