A popular musician in Nigeria, D’banj came up with the phrase “on a long thing“. When someone says to you, “you are on a long thing” it means you have to wait maybe all your life to get something.
Let’s look at an example in this conversation.
Girl: Sweetheart, I need a thousand naira for my beauty soap.
Boy: (in shock) What are you using it to wash?
Girl: To take my bath each day.
Boy: You’re on a long thing.
It’s not uncommon to find Lagosians use slangs derived from music. To someone living outside Lagos it might be strange but to us who live in the city of Lagos, we understand what it means.
© Deborah Glover, 2016
In response to the Stream of Consciousness prompt for today “long”. Thanks Linda G. Hill for hosting this each week.
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Until next time,