Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

Here are some English words that are popular among Ghanaians although they cannot be found in the dictionary. 

1. Night Vigil

Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

The correct expression is "vigil", which is a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray.

2. Wake-Keeping

Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

The correct expression is "wake". It means a watch or vigil held beside the body of someone who has died, sometimes accompanied by ritual observances.

3. Disvirgin

Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

It is used to mean that a lady's virginity has been taken away. The right word is "deflower".

4. Go-slow

Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

The correct word is "traffic",  which means the movement of vehicles along a route.

5. Plumby

Five English words Ghanaians use that are not in the dictionary

Ghanaians  use “plumpy” when they want to say that someone is chubby.  The correct expression is plump.

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