Sayings you grow up with in an African household.

. Olodo. Now we all know what odo means, it means zero, so olodo is the owner of zero. This is reserved for end of term when results are brought home and you have performed below expectation. It is also used when you do not seem to be grasping things fast enough.

Those children that got high scores do they have two heads ? Of course the answer is ‘No’ so if you say so, you will be punished because you have one head just like those other children and if you should say yes, that they have two heads, you will be seriously dealt with for telling a lie, so either way, you are doomed.


Who do you think you are?

1. Who do you think you are? The very first question, others will follow in quick succession.

2. If ………. says you should put your hands inside fire, will you do so? This is the question you get anytime you try to shift the blame to someone else or give the excuse that it is somebody else that made you do what you are accused of.

If Naijapikin says youn should put your hand ..... If Naijapikin says you should put your hand …..

3. What kind of child is this? I heard this so much it stuck and could not resist using it as this blog’s title

4. Is it smelling or not? (Standing menacingly over your head and holding a cane under your nose).blog

If you say it’s smelling, you are doomed, if you say it’s not smelling you are still doomed, either way you can’t escape punishment.

5. Go and

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