- A Twitter user has reacted to a slang that is gaining ground on social media
- The individual condemned the use of ‘mad o’, tagging it as a case of chronic vocabulary depletion
- Several internet users received the post with mixed reactions
The past few weeks on social media has witnessed a lot of Nigerians casually using the expression ‘mad o’ whenever they witness something surprising or completely mind-blowing.
So prominent was the use of the expression that when international rapper Cardi B paid a visit to the country, she could not help herself from using the words to express herself when she witnessed events that left her in a state of surprise or shock.
However, a social media user identified as @princesoluebube on Twitter has now penned a short note of caution to people that have gotten too comfortable with the grammatical expression.
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@princesoluebube listed out several alternatives words that can be used in place of the expression. She noted that while it is fine to use the expression once or twice, it becomes a case of chronic vocabulary depletion when it is being overused.
"Using ‘mad oo’ once or twice is fine with friends. A habitual use of it depicts what I call a ‘chronic vocabulary depletion’ More books, less gutter language," her tweet read.
See her tweet below:
Read what people had to say to the tweet below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that popular politician Dino Melaye shared a list on social media outlining the correct and incorrect way of some grammatical blunders made by Nigerians. The senator noted that there over thirty popular English language grammatical blunders made by Nigerians. He listed thirty-three incorrect ways along with the correct way.
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