It can be argued that money and grammar do not necessarily speak the same language. For instance, had grammar and vocabulary been the magic wand for wealth, Edo State-based verbosity lord, Patrick Obahiagbon, would have been richer than Aliko Dangote.
When afro juju king, Shina Peters, thus sings that ‘Grammar no be money’ in one of his albums, some people want to listen to him more than twice.
Yet, this is not to say that good English and wealth are mutually exclusive. That is why many rich people also continually embrace avenues to improve on their spoken and written English. Today’s lesson is, of course, not an argumentative essay on the relationship between proficiency and financial status. We are, instead, examining the problems associated with some expressions connected to money or financial transactions. Read more