20 Words Commonly Misspelled By Nigerians

20 Words Commonly Misspelled By Nigerians

All over the world, Nigerians are known to show much interest in Education. Several Nigerians have received various awards of excellence in schools all over the world. However, since English is not exactly our mother tongue, a lot of Nigerians often misspell some of the words. This post gives a list of 20 words commonly misspelled by Nigerians.

20 Words Commonly Misspelled By Nigerians

Some of these wrong spellings are quite understandable while some are plain ridiculous. The truth is that Nigerians often misspell some of these words because of the way they pronounce them. Many Nigerians infuse their native languages into the pronunciation of English words. This, in turn affects the way the spell the words.

Even the word “misspell” itself is often misspelled.

So, here is a list of some of the words that Nigerians commonly misspell.

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1. Embarrassment

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Embarassment
  • Embarrasment
  • Embarasment
  • Embbarrassment

2. Characteristic

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Charasteristic
  • Caracteristic
  • Characterictic

3. Pronunciation

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Pronounciation
  • Pronouncation
  • Pronounsiation

4. Accommodation

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Acommodation
  • Accomodation
  • Acomodation

5. Margarine

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Magerine
  • Margerine
  • Magarine
  • Margering

6. Android

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Andriod
  • Androd
  • Adroid

7. Ghanaian

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Ghanian
  • Ghaniain
  • Ghanain

8. Plateau

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Plateu
  • Plateou
  • Platou

9. Weird

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Wierd
  • Werid

10. Calendar

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Calender
  • Callender
  • Callendar

11. Business

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Bisness
  • Busness
  • Bisiness

12. Acceleration

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Aceleration
  • Accelerasion
  • Acelerasion
  • Acceleracion

13. Ceiling

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Cieling
  • Ceiline
  • Celing
  • Cieline

14. Receive

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Recieve
  • Recive
  • Receve

15. Continuous

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Continious
  • Continous
  • Continius

16. Sellotape

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Cellotape
  • Selotape
  • Celotape

17. Privilege

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Priviledge
  • Previlege
  • Privillege

18. Maintenance

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Maintainance
  • Maintenence
  • Maintainence

19. Simultaneous

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Simultanous
  • Simultanious
  • Simutaneous
  • Simultainous
  • Simultaineous

20. Misspell

We have seen the following wrong spellings:

  • Mispell
  • Mispel
  • Misspel

These are some of the many words often misspelled by Nigerians. Which of them are you guilty of? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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We may update this post with more words at any time.

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Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is a Nigerian blogger with special interest in the history and current happenings in the country. When he is not blogging, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.

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2 thoughts on “20 Words Commonly Misspelled By Nigerians

    1. Not to worry, you are not alone. A large percentage of Nigerians spell it wrongly as “Ghanian”. I guess it has to do with the way we tend to pronounce it.

      Do share this post with others.

      Regards.

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