Friday, January 18, 2019
    We continue with Wrong Expressions: Thank God for a brown new month. (What about yellow moon?) This is a case of malapropism. The intended word in the compound adjective is brand, which sounds in a way like brown. Brand-new means completely...
BUS RIDE IN LAGOS Bus stop: Conductor shouting Commuters rushing Pick- pockets pushing Gentleman watching Amazed at the ‘madness’.   Bus moves: Fake pastors sprout as if from nowhere Wearing your patience with message of doom ‘Repent or be damned’   You listen with sieving ears: Verses vandalised Tailored to tally with motive of...
Kola Danisa, fondly called KDK, hails from Edo state, (our state), was bred and 'buttered' in Lagos and is a global citizen by virtue of his humanitarian service which spans continents. With a BSc and an MSc in Mass Communication...
Session 7 ended with a promise to tackle those “troublesome tiny words in the English Language”. Here we go: Basically, Prepositions are words that indicate direction, position, time, or location. Common prepositions include words like in, on, to, from, of,...
  Welcome to Session 7. We are still waiting for interventions on the conundrum at the end of session 6, regarding the sentence: The old man died after a brief illness. Meanwhile, we are again acceding to the demand for more examples...
As promised in Session 5, we continue with Frequently Misused Words and Phrases.   Please, what says your time? (In what language?) This is vernacular. It is a direct translation of how people request to know the time in many local...
Welcome to Session 5 of the series. Let us begin with the exercise in Session 4. By the way, we’d like to salute those who attempted the exercise and sent their answers to editor@newsplus.ng. Hope you found our feedback useful.  Exercise...
Tingly Toes Swoony head My mouth dry, resisting your first touch but yielding in ecstasy as you conquer me in a passionate enveloping. My body gets consumed by a seeming conflagration of undousable fiery heat which makes a mockery of the Abuja...
Our topic for this session is Malapropism. Sounds like a disease, doesn’t it? Indeed it is a type of grammatical disease that makes the sufferers use inappropriate words in their speech and writing. Malapropism, derived from the French expression mal...
SESSION 2 received considerable feedback. One participant suggested that the rampant use of pleonasms (excessive words) by Nigerians to express themselves is symbolic of their wasteful nature. Well, I never thought of it like that but surely that’s food...