February 28, 2024


ME: Shomulu how far have you gone with your research project naw?

SHOMOLU: Omo, I have been busy with my dad on his cite jare, and I don’t even know how to site those references. Aside that, I can’t even see tiny letters clearly because my seeing sense gan are weak due of stress.

ME: Shomolu! Shomulu!! what exactly are you saying? Seeing sense bawo, father’s cite how, site references, how! You got the spellings and usage all wrong jare. If not that I know English now, na so you go give me blunders chop, and me sef go swallow ram.

SHOMOLU: Kini nwi(what is she saying)?

ME: Chillax let me correct you. CITE, SITE, AND SIGHT are three English words that may SOUND ALIKE but are not in anyway RELATED to one another in MEANING, CONTEXT OR SPELLING!

1. CITE: Cite is a verb, it means “TO QUOTE, to SUMMON OFFICIALLY, to MENTION FORMALLY, or even TO COMPLIMENT.” It is not a place and neither can it be attributed to a place SHOMOLU.

So, the correct sentence is “I don’t know how to CITE not SITE the references!” Another example is, I cited the references from Nana Mma’s book titled “lovely mum.”

2. SITE: A site is a specified place, such as a building site, but it’s also short for Website, which is a collection of Web pages that are found within the same URL. Either way it is somewhere one can go to.

So, the correct way to say it is, “I have been busy with my dad on his SITE not CITE!

3. SIGHT: Seeing sense? U gaaaan. Anyway, your sight is your ability to see, and there is nothing like SEEING SENSE. GOSH!

SHOMOLU: Ohhhh, Madam good English, thank you.

ME: You are welcome, sha tell all those your friends who are using SITE in place of CITE, and mentioning SEEING SENSE up and down to use their sights and see the truth because there is nothing like SEEING SENSE.


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