Ghana is a unique country by all standards. It is not surprising, therefore, that there are some words that are peculiar to the country.
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It is not clear how the words were formed, but they are accepted by Ghanaians and are widely-used by all and sundry.
In fact, visitors to Ghana are advised to improve their vocabulary with these words in order to make their stay in the country enjoyable.
Here are 10 of such words that are understood only by Ghanaians.
1. Body Body
'Body Body' is a corruption of 'buddy'. It is used to refer to a close friend.
It means friend.
Bus conductors in Ghana are referred to as mate.
It is used to refer to slightly-used products.
It is a corruption of camp boot. It means sneakers.
Borga is used to refer to people who return to Ghana after spending years abroad.
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To take dropping is to simply charter a taxi.
'Chisel' is used to described stingy people. A chisel man, for instance, is someone who hardly parts with money.
9. Item 13
It is not uncommon to see 'Item 13' on the programme outlines of events in Ghana. It means "refreshments".
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10. Skin pain
'Skin Pain' has got nothing to do with pain on the skin. It simply means envy.
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