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25 Dictionary Words That Originated From The Internet

Segun Balogun

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The largest and most trusted free online dictionary for learners of English , popularly known as  the Oxford Dictionary Online (ODO) has been making headlines for accepting words that are widely used on the global system of  interconnected computer networks popularly known as Internet as part of the English vocabulary, thereby officiating these words into the language. Just yesterday The Oxford English Dictionary added  another internet slang  to the   dictionary.

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Some of these “new words” can only be used within the context of or only on the Internet, while other existing words are now getting a new identity that carry alternate meanings, and hence, uses. The rising use of acronyms and abbreviations have also changed the way we use English.

Today, we are going to look at 25 of these new slang that are added to the dictionary from 2006 till date.

1. Selfie (2013)

selfie: according to oxford dictionary it is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website

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Origins: Self-portrait photography has existed for more than a century(21), but the popularity of selfies has only surged in recent years,for example you using a smartphone to take a photograph of yourself easily then upload and share such photographs on your various social media websites.

MUST READ :10 Types of Selfies You Should Stop Taking

2. OMG (2011)

 

OMG: (exclamation) used to express surprise, excitement, disbelief, etc. (verb)

25 Dictionary Words That Originated From The Internet  Origins: Short for “Oh my god” / “Oh my goodness” / “Oh my gosh”, the popular abbreviation “OMG” was recorded in history in a letter of correspondence from ex-admiral John Fisher to former UK Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, back in 1917. Today, it is used heavily when expressing surprise, along with a handful of variations: omfg, zomg, and a lisp version ehmargerd.

3. al desko.(2015)’

al desko (adjective) : One definition centers on workers who toil at their desks, and grab a bite while others go out to lunch or eating at the desk.

25 Dictionary Words That Originated From The Internet

origin : It’s sort of an ironic play on the phrase to eat ‘al fresco,’ for eating outdoors.

4. Derp (2013)

derp: (exclamation) according to oxford dictionary used as a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action. for example : Not much point boycotting the company anymore if the reason for boycotting has gone away…derp.

25 Dictionary Words That Originated From The Internet

Origins: The word “derp” was first uttered by South Park co-creator, Matt Stone who starred as himself in the comedy film, BASEketball in 1998. The South Park episode “The Succubus” also featured a character, Mr. Derp who goes around shouting “Derp!” every time he makes a fool of himself.

Nowadays , Derp is often used as placeholder for a character or an act (derping) that is not crucial to the story-telling, primarily in rage comics. Derp has plenty of facial expressions to depict the state of emotion the character has. Derp has a female counterpart named Derpina.

5. Unlike (2013)

unlike: (verb) according to oxford dictionary withdraw one”s liking or approval of (a web page or posting on a social media website that one has previously liked)
this is commonly used by everybody . for example : he sounded irritable, which was unlike him

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Origins: The “like” button in Facebook has created a new meaning to the already existing word “unlike”. The button is already available on other social networking sites, Internet forums and websites, even before Facebook incorporated it, but there”s no doubt that Facebook was the one that promoted the feature to the world – so much so that most people who use the Internet now know what it means to “unlike” something which they had “like”d before.

6. Srsly (2013)

srsly: (adverb) short for seriously
example: as submodifier: it is a srsly cool bike

Origins: Due to the 160-char limitation imposed on text messages, and the 140-char limit imposed on microblogging sites, “seriously” had its vowels removed, giving us “srsly”. Today, despite the removal of such limitations with instant messaging services like WhatsApp and WeChat, the word still stuck because there were fewer letters to type out. Fun fact: it existed in the late 18th century in some manual on shorthand writing!

7. Tweet (2013)

Tweet: (noun) a posting or an update made on a popular social media website Twitter .

Origins: The Oxford English Dictionary officially included the “tweet” in June, bypassing their requirement for new words (and meanings) to be in use for a minimum of 10 years before they can even enter the dictionary. Still, the incredible fifty-fold jump of the usage of the word “tweet” from 2006 to 2012 seems to justify breaking that rule, no?

8. TL;DR (2013)

tl;dr: (acronym) short for “Too long; Didn’t read”

Origins: As with all things on the Internet, it is a sin to ramble on and on and on as the attention span of its users are fleeting at best. “tl; dr” is commonly used in online discussion forums to indicate that the post is just too wordy. True to its word, or letters, the phrase “too long; didn’t read” itself is shortened to a mere four letters.

9. FOMO (2013)

FOMO: (noun) anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website

Origins: Nobody seems to know who first mouthed this acronym, but there’s no denying that the fear of missing out has been around even before online social networking was here – we simply called it “keeping up with the Joneses”.

10. GIF (2012)

GIF: (verb) a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images

Origins: Word of the year for 2012, GIF, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, showcases animated images that go round in loops. GIF was created by Steve Wilhite at CompuServe in 1987 but it was only recently, and after years of debate, that the creator confirmed the pronunciation as “jif”.

11. Photobomb (2012)

photobomb: (verb) spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke (Source)

Origins: Photobombing had its roots back when The Beatles were the biggest thing on the planet (circa 1970s). However, when photography did the transition from analog to digital, coupled with the proliferation of uploaded photos to photo-sharing sites online, photobombing has since become a tradition.

12. woot (2012)

woot: (exclamation) (especially in electronic communication) used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph (Source)

Origins: Normally spelled w00t, with two zeros, the exclamation is popular in forums and among gamers. There are many theories related to its origin, but none can lay claim to be the true original. Find out what the prevalent theories are in a relatively serious attemp to identify its roots, here.

13. Inbox (2012)

inbox: (verb) send a private message or an email to (someone, typically another member of a social networking website or Internet message board)(Source)

Origins: If you think that inbox existed back when emails were ganing popularity, you would be half right. Back then, however, it was more of a noun than a verb. As of 2012 though, the word can also be referred to as a verb as well. “Inbox me” is essentially a “send me a private message” request, althougth we now have an even shorter version for that: PM.

14. Sext (2011)

sext: (verb) send (someone) sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone (Source)

Origins: A combination of the word “sex” and “texting”, the idea of sending lewd messages or photos via mobile phones took flight when MMS overtook SMS as the way to communicate through mobile.

15. Twerk (2013)

twerk: according to oxford dictonary , dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance. for example : just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song

Origins: Twerk could had been adapted from the word “work” (“werk”), since dancers are often told to “work it”. The extra “t” at the front could have been added to mean twist or twitch.

16. LOL (2011)

LOL: according to oxford dictionary laughing out loud; laugh out loud (used chiefly in electronic communication to draw attention to a joke or amusing statement, or to express amusement) (abbreviation). it also mean lot of love.

Origins: Heavily used during the early years of the Internet (early 1990s), LOL compensated for the ambiguity of textual communication. Used in a fashion familiar to emoticons, now it has inserted itself into daily conversations via text in emails, chat groups, text messaging and social networking sites.

17. Noob (2009)

noob: (noun) a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet (Source)

Origins: Normally spelled as “n00b” with two zeros, the word came from “newb” or “newbie” which refers to someone who is just starting out in the use of the Net. Fun fact, it almost became the millionth word of he English language in 2009, a title that went to “Web 2.0” instead.

18. Hashtag (2009)

hashtag: (noun)according to oxford dictionary a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media sites such as Twitter , facebook and instagram to identify messages on a specific topic

Origins: Although the hashtag is not invented online, it has certainly been redefined for use, online. Many sources have pointed to open-source advocate Chris Messina (aka “FactoryJoe”) who started the ball rolling by suggesting the use of hashtag in a simple tweet.

19. Unfriend (2009)

unfriend: (verb) remove (someone) from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking website (Source)

Origins: Like the word “unlike”, “unfriend” is the opposite of “friend”-ing someone, where you’d add someone to your list of contacts or social network friends. Unlike the word “unlike” however, “unfriend” was crowned word of the year back in 2009, the year Facebook was expanding exponentially.

20. Troll (2006)

troll: (verb) make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them (Source)

Origins: Trolls were used to describe ugly dwarfs or giants back in the 1600s, but in modern English describes a method of fishing where one carefully drags a fishing line with a baited hook through the water to lure his catch. In many ways, this is similar to how some people online provoke or aggravate others via offensive or irrelevant postings, in an attempt to evoke an emotional response. Ever since, the word “troll” is used to describe the act of trying to wreak havoc in online discussions.

21. Phablet (2013)

phablet(Noun) : According to oxford dictionary a smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer. for example a 3.5 inch screen is inadequate in a market that is trending towards phablets

Generation HELPLESS: Children are now better at using smartphones than swimming, tying their shoelaces and even telling the time

Origins: A phablet refers to something between a phone and a tablet, characterised by the screen size of between 5 and 7 inches (See Samsung Galaxy Note). Although the first phone-tablet hybrid is arguably the AT&T EO 440 from 1993, the term “phablet” was only introduced in the 2010s.

 

22. SILVERTAIL

Australian for “person who is socially prominent or displays social aspirations.”

 

23. TIKI-TAKA

Term for a style of soccer play “involving highly accurate short passing and an emphasis on retaining possession of the ball.”this is commonly used by the spanish football giant Fc Barcelona

24. TOMOZ

“Tomorrow,” which has way too many syllables, obvs.

CONCLUSION

The rising use of acronyms and abbreviations have also changed the way we use English. let expect more  internet slang in the dictionary very soon.In case  you have any other slang apart from those  listed above, feel free to let us know , by using our comment box below.

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100 Happy New Year 2018 Messages , New Year SMS & Wishes To Sends To Your loved ones

Segun Balogun

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Getting the new year wishes makes everyone feels happy. So are you ready to welcome the new year in a unique style? On the New Year Eve, you will get the mixture of Happy New Year Messages in which some will pray for your health,  Breakthrough in Business, some will for your prosperity and others.

As you already know, New Year is one of the biggest events which is celebrated by almost all the people of this world. This is like a festival as everyone goes to clubs, Church, Mosque or a place of prayer and lounge for the party with their friends and they send the New Year 2018 SMS to their friends who are busy in some other city or country.As the time flies and 2017 are about to end so welcome the new year which is knocking at the door. So before it comes send the Happy New Year 2018 Messages to your friends, relatives and special ones. So start the new year day while partying and welcome it with the full blast and send Best Happy New Year 2018 SMS and Happy New Year Cards 2018 to your friends.



Happy New Year 2018, Friends! Greet all your loved ones this special day with our best Happy New Year Quotes, New Year messages & SMS, New Year Poems and eCards.

Let everyone know you remembered them today!

Happy New Year! It is time to forget the past and celebrate a new beginning.



In every thing there must be a season,
a time 2come and a time 2go.
I pray that this New Year brings
2you happiness and joy 4ever and ever.”

My wishes for you are not limited to just the next year but to all the years that you experience in your lifetime and in your reincarnations!
Have a fun-filled, smashing, rocking and happening New Years!

New Year is not about changing the Dates but Direction;
It’s not about changing the Calendar but Commitment;
It’s not about changing the Actions but Attitude;
It’s not about changing the Fruit but Faith, Force and Focus!
May you Commit and Create the best New Year ever! ø new year sms for girlfriend ø

As this year is ending, I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and 2018 bring success and desired results for you.

As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever! Happy New Year!

Lighten up your surroundings with your sweet smile and make way for happiness with your good deeds this New Year. Happy 2018.

Wish your Life always remains Bright throughout. Have a rocking New year.

Lets celebrate this blissful, cheerful, colorful New year. with a smile. Wish you Happy new year.

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May each day of the coming year Be vibrant and new bringing along Many reasons for celebrations & rejoices. Happy New Year!



Forever my warm wishes are with you, Have a promising and great new year. ‘~’~’ short new year sms/quotes 2018 ‘~’~’

Wish you a bright, prosperous, and glorious new Year ahead. Happy new year.

New hopes!
New resolutions!
New Aspiration!
Love N Laughter in your life!
Peace N Prosperity in your life!
Success N Good Times On New Year!
Wishing you a Sparkling N Rocking New Year……..new year wallpaper 2018.

 

New Year be the best ever
Filled with joy, love, laughter
Fun, Humor, cheer!
My dear happy new year.

 

I wish you spend a great year ahead that starts with happiness and ends with that too. Happy New year.

 

My wishes for you, Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb, Peace for March,
No worries for April, Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov, Happiness for Dec.
Have a lucky and wonderful 2018

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Lets welcome the year which is fresh
Lets welcome the year which is new,
Lets cherish each moment it beholds,
Lets celebrate this blissful new year.

 

New Year Eve or Old Year Night is observed on December 31 the final day of the Gregorian year the day before New Year’s Day. ? Happy New Year 2018.

Let’s welcome the year which is fresh and new, Let’s cherish each moment it beholds, Let’s celebrate this blissful New year. ? Happy New Year 2018.

Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

May the New Year gives you the strength to face the challenges of life, courage to adjust the sail so as to take every situation to your stride. ? Happy New Year 2018.

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead. ? Happy New Year 2018

This new year wishes messages will make for the sweetest expansion to your New Years cards, your vacation photograph book or even a stylistic theme piece for your yearly New Year’s Eve party. In case you’re sending your welcome out the way it was done in the good ‘old days, keep in mind to include a bubbly profit address mark for best of your welcome.




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New Year is the time to unfold new horizons & realize new dreams, to rediscover the strength & faith within you, to rejoice in simple pleasures & gear up for new challenges. Wishing you a truly fulfilling 2018

Wishing y?u and your family best wishes f?r Peace Profound-during this New ?ear and may ?ll your expected-dreams come t? reality. ? Happy New Year 2018

Hope this New Year brings, new hopes and aspirations, Along with the zeal and courage to, Keep up with those commitments. Wish you all the best and a Happy New Year 2018

Wishing you a New Year that’s
Sparking with Fun N Masti..
Bursting with Joy N Love…
& crackling with cheers N laughter!
Rocking with G00D Times N G00D Fortune – – – short happy new year sms

Remember the laughter,
the joy,
the hard work,
and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year,
also think of the new one to come.
Because most importantly,
this is a time of new beginnings
and the celebration of life.”
Happy New Year .
May The Year 2018 Bring for You….

 

Happiness,Success and filled with Peace,
Hope & Togetherness of your Family & Friends….
Wishing You a…*’*HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018*’*

 

Sparkling Crackers Colorful Night Sweetest Bite Smiling Faces Delicious Dishes Only Luv, No Fear Let’s Welcome the New Year.
Happy New Year

 

As the new year blossoms,happy new year sms for friends
may the journey of your life
be fragrant with new opportunities,
Your Days be bright with new hopes
and your heart be happy with love!
Happy new year dear friend……………………………happy new year sms for friend

Its New year’s Eve! Jig & Jive, Strum & Drum….
Have a rocking party that’s full of fun N masti…

Hey! It’s me here…
Wish a big hug to say
May all your dreams…
come true this year
Happy New Year 2018.




In my thoughts, In my heart,
You are always with me,
My love and always will be!
You are the one I always dream of
You are the one who completes me,
I love you so much Sweetheart!
And you will be in every part of
my life in this New Year!
Happy New Year sweetheart…………………..happy new year sms for girlfriend

2017 is bowing out…New year 2018 is here
Shake your body, do a turn….
Wishing you 365 days of rocking fun!
24/7 days smiles N success
24/7 days cheers N laughter
Have amazing fantabulous New Year

In this New Year….
Mày Good Health N Good Times
Mày Good Luck N Good Fortune
Alwàys with you
Hàppy New Year

I wish You dear buddy in New Year
24/7 Days Joy
24/7 Days Smiles
24/7 Days Good Times
24/7 Days Good Fortunes

A lovely new year on your way,
Greet new year with your cute smile..
Walk on your path,
Love in your own way,
Talk in your own words….
Do what your heart says….
And then one day world will say
It is your day
Wishing You A
Happy New Year

May the dawning of this New Year
Open up for you New Horizons,
Fill your heart with New Hopes and bring for you!
Promises of Brighter Tomorrows!
Wishing you Happiness and Prosperity in the New year!

Hope the New Year
Sweetens up your life..
With Joys and Surprises..
Happiness and Success..
Brighten up Your Life..
Good Health and Good Times
Happy New Year

Wishing you a year of
Happiness & Success
Peace & Prosperity
Health & Wealth
Also a Year of
Love & Laughter
Happy New Year

May every day of the New year glow
with good cheer and good times for
You and Your Family
Wish You A Prosperous
Happy New Year……………….short greetings msgs of new year

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Let’s hve party because it’s *.*.*New Year Eve*.*.*
Celebrate Happy New Year 2018 with me all the night,
so that we can end the year together and start the new year together……new year sms for friend

Goodbye 2017
You Made Me Smile
You made me Happy
You made me crazy
You made me cry,
Made me laugh,
but it is time to move on.
Welocme 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR FRIENDS

You are the best friend that I could ever have.
I wish that we will have more time to share this year!
Happy New Year 2018.

Might This New Year Be An Awesome Voyage Towards Your Fantasy Destination
Where Every One Of Your Kisses Are Come Back With Enthusiasm,
Your Embraces Are Responded With Warmth And You Generally
Have Your Friends And Family To Hold Your Hands In Times Of Need.

We have shared laughter, stories, pains and secrets.
You are more than just a friend to me
because you made me feel like I am your family.
Happy New Year!.




Let us celebrate this aggravating, poetic, magnificent, magical
New Year 2018 with a great smile.
Wishing you a year full of pleasure and prosperity.

We may be far apart but you are always in my heart.
May you have a healthy and abundant New Year!

Actual success comes only to those who are ready for it.
So never step back and always have the courage to accept new challenges.
Wishing you a very happy new year 2018.

My family and friends,
I wish that this new year ahead throws at you much pleasure, health, work and winning in their life plans.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.

New Year is a time for festivity
of love, of life, of Friendship.
Hereupon, it is the time to thank God
for the wonderful people around.




In this New Year, I wish on our behalf to that One being who made this pretty creation
involving our relationship too, to keep our love alive and
intact in our thick and thin times.

Achievement is not something that falls from the space,
it’s something to look after of every day,
I hope that 2018 will be an excellent year in your life.

Send Happy New Year 2018 Messages to Your Well Wishers

Here’s your chance to turn over a new leaf.
May you have a successful journey ahead. Happy New Year

New Year is a time to celebrate with friends and family,
to have fun, to catch up and to party.
So may you enjoy your New Year with your loved ones.

Let us dance and dine.
This New Year is more exclusive because it is celebrated with you!

In everything, there must be a weather,
A time to come and a time to go.
I pray that this New Year brings
To you pleasure and joy forever and ever.

12 Months happiness, 52 weeks fun,
365 Days laughter, 8760 hrs good luck,
525600 Minutes joy, 31536000 seconds success,
So wishing u a Happy New Year.

I determine to stop wasting my resolutions on myself
and use them to repay you fo
r the warmth you’ve shown me.
Happy New Year!

Let go of the past behind you.
Right ahead, lies a new beginning.
Make it a memorable experience.
Happy New Year 2018.
Cheers to New Year 2018, Enjoy Happy New Year Messages

“Let’s welcome the year which is fresh, let’s welcome the year which is fresh and new,
Let’s cherish each moment it beholds, let’s celebrate this blissful New Year.”

“In this New Year, I wish you achieve all your goals in life,
And get success at every step of life, enjoy a rocking year.”

“In everything there must be a season, a time to come and a time to go,
I pray that this New Year brings to you happiness and joy forever and ever.”

“May happy times and warm memories brighten your new year,
Have a great year, Happy New Year!”

“This New Year may all your troubles vanish like magic,
May you reach out to great glories and achieve all that you desire,
Happy New Year!”

May This New Year Give You The Courage To Triumph Over Your Vices And Embrace The Virtues.

May You Have A Year That Is Filled With Love, Laughter, Brightness, And Hope. ? Happy New Year 2018

I Wish You A Very Happy And Warm New Year, Full Of Joy, Happiness And Success. Happy New Year.

Wishing You The Joy Of Family, The Gift Of Friends And The Best Of Everything For The New Year. ? Happy New Year 2018.

May This New Year Illuminate Your Life And Bless You With Prosperity And Joy Today And Always. ? Happy New Year 2018.

May This New Year All Your Dreams Turn Into Reality And All Your Efforts Into Great Achievement. ? Happy New Year 2018.

Years Come And Go But We Will Remain Friends And Never Be A Foe. Therefore, Before The Sun Sets Down Low, I’m Wishing You A Happy And Prosperous New Year. ? Happy New Year 2018.

How Fast Time Moves, We Are A Few Hours Away From 2018. As You Look Forward To Witnessing The Glory Of The New Year, May It Bring With It More Fulfilled Promises.? Happy New Year 2018.

How Fast Time Moves, We Are A Few Hours Away From 2017. As You Look Forward To Witnessing The Glory Of The New Year, May It Bring With It More Fulfilled Promises. Happy New Year.

My wishes for you, great start for Jan,
Love for Feb, peace for March,
No worries for April, fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov, happiness for Dec.
Have a lucky and wonderful Happy New Year 2018

Happy, Happy New Year!
We wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals,
And when you’re done, sweet rest.

Nights are Dark but Days are Light,
Wish your Life will always be Bright.
So my Dear don’t get Fear
Cause, God Gift us a “BRAND NEW YEAR”.
? Happy New Year 2018.

I met love, health, peace & joy,
They needed a permanent place to stay.
I gave them your address
hope they arrived safely ??
Happy New Year 2018.




  • The New Year means nothing if you’re still in love with your comfort zone. ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • The Future Belongs To The Competent. Get Good, Get Better, Be The Best! ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • A New Year a new start and way to go! Wishing you a successful and glories Happy New Year 2018.
  • Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality.
  • To dress up today in the threadbare garments of yesterday is to create an impoverished tomorrow. ? Happy New Year 2018.
  • For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. ? Happy New Year 2018.

 









  • HAPPY NEW YEAR POEMS

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of a year.”Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Happy New Year to you!
May every great new day
Bring you sweet surprises–
A happiness buffet.
Happy New Year to you,
And when the new year’s done,
May the next year be even better,
Full of pleasure, joy and fun. Joanna Fuchs.

HE UNKNOWN FUTURE
Life is a book in volumes three–
The past, the present, and the yet-to-be.
The past is written and laid away,
The present we’re writing every day,
And the last and best of volumes three
Is locked from sight — God keeps the key.

 

NEW YEAR

At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
a brand new year will begin.
Let’s raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
to the promise it ushers in.

May your battles be few, your pleasure many,
your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
and give you the strength to rebuild.

May peace of heart fill all your days
may serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.




HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU
A new year is beginning to peak through
softly beautiful and different like new falling snow,
each day unique and shaped just for you.
Your life adding something as each day does grow.
My wish for your new year is beauty
and softness with surprises thrown in for delight.
Love for each day bringing happiness to you,
making your life a scene of sparkle and shining sunlight.

LET THE NEW YEAR BE…
Let the new year be a year of freedom from sin,
a year of service, a year of trust in God,
and it will be a happy year from first to last.
It may be the hardest year we have known,
but it will be the happiest….By J. M. Buckley ~

NEW YEAR
To leave the old with a burst of song;
To recall the right and forgive the wrong;
To forget the things that bind you fast
To the vain regrets of the year that’s past;
To have the strength to let go your hold
Of the not worth while of the days grown old;
To dare go forth with a purpose true,
To the unknown task of the year that’s new;
To help your brother along the road,
To do his work and lift his load;
To add your gift to the world’s good cheer,
Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.





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10 Prestigious Masters Scholarships For Africans That Accept Second Class (2/2) Or Third Class Yearly

Segun Balogun

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If you are among a long list of students who have been wondering why there aren’t any scholarships for students with a degree in lower second class or Third class, keep reading.

Many of these scholarships are often sponsored by organisations or large families in conjunction with the granting universities. Those that offer them usually consider them an investment rather than a gift. It’s no wonder scholarships have very taut strings attached.

Some of the conditions for awarding these scholarships may include some or all of these:

  1. Academic merit
  2. Employment potential (absorbing student into the donor organisation after studies)
  3. Expectation of maintaining a certain grade point average
  4. Suitable career goal
  5. School or Organisation representation in activities
  6. Community/Region affiliation
  7. Leadership potential

Although finding scholarships that don’t take into account the academic merit of a student requires a lot of effort, it is possible to get scholarships with other considerations. Hence, here are 1o Masters degree scholarships offered annually to students with Lower Second Class or Third class. These scholarships are renewed every year. These scholarships are renewed every year. Therefore if the deadlines are passed, they will be updated in due time. If not, apply soon.

1. Australia Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students – with at least 3rd Class
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.




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With jiji.ng , You are Safe from Being Scammed Online.

Segun Balogun

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Scam is what most internet geek refer to as a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value..

One of the problem facing Nigeria’s business world is the ever growing persistence of people who perform scam activities.

Scammers as they are fondly called, operate every where, either online or offline. A famous principal Researcher at Microsoft , Cormac Herley says in one of his article titled “Nigerians Try To Stop Nigerian Internet Scammers” that Nigerian Scam‘ is now one of the suggested auto-completes in a Google search for Nigeria. This indicates the high occurence of the fradulent activity and people’s unending desire to avoid being scammed.

Dating site, Forum sites and large marketplaces in Nigeria give room for scammers, because they confuse people with amazingly cheap things.

Often times, people who have been scammed in one way or the other discourage other from trading in such business platform based on their experience

There is a general notion that all Nigerian free online classifieds Ads website are scam full. JiJi.ng, is unfortunately, not an exception.

Some people try to use JiJi with their selfish illegal purposes just because it serves as an arena that provides buyers and sellers the avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.

Since inception, there have been controversies whether or not one can be scammed JiJi.

Just last week I received a mail from of my readers asking How true or scam free is jiji.ng.

However, The management of Jiji has declared its zero tolerance for scammers on it’s website.

In a press release available at our disposal, Jiji clearly addressed the issue of scam and how it solved the problem.

Read Details Below…
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What we do with scammers?

Jiji.ng wants their users be safe. And, if it detects fraudsters on the site, they will be removed forever.

Our uniqueness is in our method of fighting scammers. We always try to ensure that only honest, real people are buying and selling on our site, and we help them to do this more comfortably. So we decided to show you how our “fighting” works from a technical point of view, and “acquaint” you with most of the known internet scammers in Nigeria. You should know them by sight and beware.

In addition, we hope scammers will understand that their conduct is unacceptable and stop their nefarious activities.

How do we find serious fraud on JiJi?

Every Jiji user can complain about suspicious, scam ads. You should just push the button “Something wrong?” and then choose the reason for your suspicion (for example, it is illegal; seller asked for prepayment; it is spam).

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JiJi.ng has an important step of blocking ads – user’s verification. Only real people, who have already been registered on the site and approved their e-mail, may apply for the blocking advertisement.
If user gets 2 requests for ban – he automatically will be blocked by system JiJi.ng.
Remember, there are two types of complaining on users – serious (marked with red color) and not serious (marked with yellow color). If one persons picks up five not serious complaints – he or she will be also blocked.

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Why don’t we ban a user after the first complaint?

A market place is a place where all people are competitors. So, we don’t necessarily trust the first request for a block. Some people want to get rid of competitors on JiJi by such methods – just pushing the red button once.

That’s why JiJi has a serious approach and bans only real scammers. Its special smart algorithm checks the veracity of complaints and if the complaint doesn’t pass on certain criteria, the system ceases to be taken into account and does not react.

Do you have other ways of detecting fraud?

Definitely, yes! JiJi’s team of professionals every day monitors news on different sites, forums and reviews about frauds in Nigeria.

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For example, when we found this review on Linda’s blog about scammer OLUKIA TOSIN on JiJi, we were outraged. He was immediately banned! ONUKA TOSIN is no longer a user on JiJi.ng.
Here is one example of his ads. Be careful with anything similar!

 

Similar reviews about fraud on JiJi.ng were also encountered on other sites and blogs. And we do with other scammers the same – block forever!
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We want to thank everybody who is not indifferent to this problem, and helps us to detect scammers on JiJi.ng online marketplace! We want you continue to adhere this philosophy.

One blocked fraud equals thousands of people who save their money.

Take care of yourself and other honest Nigerian people. If you have encountered a fraud, please inform JiJi’s administration, or submit a request to ban the site’s user.

All scammers will be excluded from JiJi! We instantly react to any information about them!

And remember:
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Conclusion

Jiji is scam free, why don’t you give it a try. A visit to the site unveils a bring-it-on impression, as the services they offer virtually cuts across every human endeavour; According to their slogan “The best place to sell anything to real people. Be scam smart and Street wise.
Incase of any comment , suggestion and advice , you can follow and tweet at jiji using this https://twitter.com/JiJiNigeria or “@jijiNigeria..
What do you think, feel free to drop your comment below.

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