7 WORDS MOST NIGERIANS PRONOUNCE WRONGLY ALL THEIR LIFE

Owing to the fact that English isn't our mother tongue in Nigeria, we find it difficult to pronounce some words the right way. The implementation of Phonics in Nigerian
primary schools, and Oral English in Secondary schools have reduced these a little.

Also our pronunciation of words using our local language intonation has affected our English expression.

We at Aprokobiz present to you 5 of the wrongly pronounced words in Nigeria today:
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1. Wasp (noun) /wᑐ:sp/

The wasp is a black and yellow insect that stings. The original and correct pronunciation of this word is *wosp*. We do pronounce it as /wæsp/ here in Nigeria which is partially right but originally wrong.

2. Amoeba (noun) /ami:ba/

This is a very small creature that has only one cell. The correct pronunciation of this word is *amiba*. We do pronounce the word as /æmoebæ/ her in Nigeria which is totally wrong.

3. Apparatus (noun) /æpǝreitǝs/

This is a set of equipments used for a particular purpose. It is pronounced as *appareitas*. Our pronunciation of apparatus as /æparat):s/ is totally wrong.

4. Bathe (verb) /beið/

This means to wash yourself or someone else in a bath. It is pronounced as *beid* and is different from bath
/bæø/. We do pronounce it as /ba:f/ in Nigeria which sounds hilarious.
 
5. Plumber (noun) /plᐱma/

This is someone who repairs water pipes, baths, toilets etc. We do pronounce the word as *plomba* in Nigeria, even though the 'b' sound is silent.

6. Receipt (noun) /risi:t/

This is a piece of paper that serves as an evidence of payment. The 'p' sound in the above word is silent but Nigerians do not seem to comprehend.

7. Debris (noun) /debri:/

This refers to the pieces left from something that has been destroyed. The 's' sound is also silent in this word.


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