A great morning to us all.... It's the last day of the month, yup err, well I know some of you are quite aware I've been complaining about being ill for a while (chill I'm not pregnant yet) so yesterday I went to a shop to get something and as I was standing at the counter, it was like all the witches in my village were pounding yam on my head, I mean my head was literally breaking into two that was when I knew I had to go to the hospital. The only hospital I knew I was sure of was the teaching hospital but I remembered the pharmacy and labs are on strike so I just went to run a test in a private lab and took the result to UDUTH where my time was wasted before I was attended to. Oh well, my diagnosis is typhoid and malaria and I've been placed on medications; I may be down but I'm not out I'll do all I can to blog every other day.
So today, who can remind us of what we studied in our grammar lessons last week?? *looks around* I think I'll start giving us assignments *eyeing Lohla*.
Without further ado, today's lesson will be on NAMES AND SUNDRY ERRORS.
Once upon a time, I didn't know the difference between my first name and last name and I'm sure many of us are still confused.com about it.
Your first name is your given name, ie the name given to you on your naming ceremony aka your main name , your middle name is your other name ( I know some of us have 100 middle names) while your surname is your family name and it is also your last name that other extended family members share.
In the West (not Western Nigeria oh), the surname is placed last. In China Korea, and other East Asian countries, the surname is placed before a person's given name, in France, Slovenia and Italy, for administrative purposes, you are expected to put your surname before your first name.
In English I the common order is your first name, followed by your middle name and last name but when citing names in journal entries and academic publications, the order is changed to last name, first name and middle name with a comma separating the last and first names.
In Nigeria, it is very common to see surname first on official documents but then, if your surname is coming first, it should be written thus: HUNDEYIN, SEYON PATIENCE (note the comma after my surname/last name) otherwise, the correct way to write your name should be SEYON PATIENCE HUNDEYIN.
And that's it for today's lesson, I hope we'll start writing our names correctly.