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Oya, I've updated the OP with pronounciations. As e dey hot!
(let's see if someone can decode this last slang from the context in which I used it)



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I thought this might happen. There isn't much interest for this thread



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tolu619 said:
I thought this might happen. There isn't much interest for this thread

I think it's more to do with the fact that it's in general discussion which means a large part of the forum doesn't even know it exists than anything else...



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I would like to know if there is an equivalent to the word "bae". The honies like it when I'm down with new slang words.







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pbroy said:

I would like to know if there is an equivalent to the word "bae". The honies like it when I'm down with new slang words.


Off the top of my head, all the universal (nation-wide as far as Nigeria is concerned) slangs that could replace "bae" are just Nigerian pronounciations of words you already know. Like I could pronounce "baby" with the Nigerian broken English accent. The closest I can get is a slang equivalent to "chick", meaning girls can't use it on guys but guys can use it on girls.

Slang 6 - "Cocolet" (Pronounced as spelt)

English Equivalent - "Chick"

Sample - "I met some cocolets at the mall"

EDIT: you can also use "Babylets" and "Mamalets". Sexiest when used in rapid succession. Call her your cocolet, your babylet, your mamalet (don't add "and", because all 3 mean the same thing)

 

The interesting thing about this slang is it was coined by one of our musicians, and became so widespread that everyone uses it now. He actually formed a series of slangs around the word "coco". Maybe I'll list them all out, but that will require posting some of his lyrics so you can get the context, because those slangs didn't exist before he sang songs that introduced the slangs.



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Ka-pi96 said:
tolu619 said:
I thought this might happen. There isn't much interest for this thread

I think it's more to do with the fact that it's in general discussion which means a large part of the forum doesn't even know it exists than anything else...


What do you suggest? I can't put it in any of the gaming forums



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Yeah. I owe it to someone that posted on the first page to post some Nigerian swear words before I let this thread die though. Let me go search google for pictures that can help illustrate the swears properly.



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Slang 7 - "Waka" (pronounced Wah Kah)

English Equivalent - None.

This is a Nigerian swear word. Just like the f word has a gesture (the middle finger), waka has a gesture. You stretch out your arm toward the person you're insulting and open your palm as in the image below. In case you can't see the image, imagine you were shooting an invisible fireball out of the center of your palms, and had to make sure your fingers weren't burnt in the process. Kinda like how Ironman fires his repulsors.

Waka is an insult to the person's mother. There's no specific meaning, it just means you're swearing and insulting the person's mother.

 



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Slang 8 - "Your fada!" or "Your papa!" (Broken English prnounciation of 'your father')

English Equivalent - None. This is another swear word (or phrase). Commonly used with Slang 3, as in "your fada nyash!", there's no direct way to explain it in English, but it implies heavy insults to the person's father. I couldn't find any images that correctly describe this (apart from some images of people throwing waka with a "your fada" subtitle"), but I've uploaded one to my google drive. The link is below. The image doesn't really do it justice, but it will emphasize a popular context in which the phrase is used. We usually yell it just before delivering the finishing blow to a person or thing. I could yell it just as I'm finishing someone off in a game, or yell it at my books when I finally solve a math problem.

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