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From the BBC: "War of words as Nigerian English recognised by Oxford English Dictionary"

Publié le 3 mars 2020 Mis à jour le 3 mars 2020

Nigerian English words have recently been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), but there is still a debate in the country about what constitutes proper English, as the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo writes from Lagos. "Come to an all-night prayer vigil to welcome the ember months," read a text from my mother. It was an August ritual she had reminded me about severally. "I have something to do next tomorrow," I texted back from the barbing salon. "You sef," came her instant reply, half-irritated, half-rebuking. What I considered to be a conversation in perfect English between my mother and me would have been regarded as wrong by the self-appointed language police here. But now I have something with which I can defend myself, thanks to the OED, which calls itself "the definitive record of the English language".

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le 1 mars 2020