See, it’s just a Nigerian thing. We really can’t help renaming products after the most popular brand attributed to producing it. Other times we simply don’t have a tangible reason for renaming something; it just happens.
Here are a couple of products that will have a really hard time shaking the names that have been forced upon them by Nigerians:
1. Noodles = Indomie
Nigerians have tagged Indomie as the general name for noodles.
— Daniel Lawani (@I_Am_Lobi) July 29, 2015
Sorry Honeywell, Cherie, and Chikki Chikki, you are all Indomie now.
2. Dust pan = Packer
We are with her on this. TF is a dustpan?
3. Unit of Measure = Derica
Nigeria is such a wonderful place. The rest of the world measures in cups, milliliters etc, we measure in deRica ? pic.twitter.com/SBlxgQlCpz
— Hauwa (@Hauwa_M) July 13, 2015
And it works.
4. Soft Drinks = Mineral
#Nigeria where soft drinks are called "mineral"
— sylverdude (@sylverdude) October 1, 2013
Yeah, we know it’s a correct terminology, that doesn’t make it sound any less weird though.
5. Toothpaste = Close Up
To Nigerians every toothpaste is close-up.
— Meezy Juice (@FLyMikail101) March 12, 2014
And we are sticking to it.
6. Bathroom Slippers = Dunlop
Who ever came up with the idea that bathroom slippers should be called Dunlop?
— Senator JFK® (@VillageParrot) January 15, 2015
We need answers too.
7. Plastic bags = Nylon
I'm I the only Nigerian that be going to stores asking for "Nylon Bags" instead of "Plastic bags"???
— Olubusayo (@SharpenKyoto) August 13, 2014
No, you’re not.
8. Sneakers = Canvas
Canvas is A Nigerian term, sneakers american and trainers jand. RT @AedanAsika: What's d difference between canvas, sneakers & trainers? :s
— Top Cat. (@Mo1y) March 17, 2011
He said it, not us.
9. Detergent = OMO
I want to buy Omo,
*Vendor brings Omo*
No, not this Omo
Bring that Ariel Omo. ?
— Ugo (@MrOkeke_) August 10, 2015
He ain’t even lying.
10. Seasoning Cubes = Maggi
#GrowingUpNigerian Not knowing that maggi isn't the general name for all seasoning cubes
— Ochuwa (@ochywawa) July 16, 2015
Well, we know now, but it’s too late
11. Bottled water = Ragolis
Nigerians cant seem to let go of the past they still call every bottled water ragolis
— Adolf lincoln (@Ayo_cule) August 16, 2014
And we won’t stop.
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