BB Viral: How ‘Farouk’ Made It Into Our Dictionaries

BB Viral: How ‘Farouk’ Made It Into Our Dictionaries

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Well, Hon Farouk Lawan may have made the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the last fortnight for allegedly stuffing ‘bribe’ and marked bank notes in his ‘agbada’ and cap. But here’s one reason why the Kano State born Lawmaker can manage a smile again: Nigerians are working on sending several words to lexicographers with his name as prefix. And if ‘bootylicious’ could make its way into the Dictionary, why not the following variants of ‘Farouk’? Here we go…..

Farouk (Verb) : To collect bribe and deny it, attributing video evidence to video doctoring. Past tense: farouked. Example: To farouk is human

Farouker(Noun): A person who farouks. Example: The National Assembly is populated with faroukers.

Faroukee (Noun): A person who is farouked. Example: The desperate contractor became a faroukee in order to win the business

Faroukology(Noun): The study of bribe collection and denial of obvious evidence. Example: The politician has a degree in Faroukology from the University of corruption.

Faroukracy (Noun): Government of bribery, by the bribe givers for the bribe takers. Example: Our nation has been practicing faroukracy from independence.

Faroukism (Noun): The political ideology of bribery, corruption and cover ups. Example: EFCC has prosecuted many acts of faroukism.

Faroukiosis (Noun): A chronic disorder of bribery taking and denial. Example: The Doctor diagnosed the young politician of acute Faroukiosis.

Faroukish (Adjective): Having the appearance of, or relating to bribery and denial. Example: Results of the investigation appear really faroukish.

Faroukistically( Adverb): Carried out or done in a way that suggests a farouk. Example: The lawmakers carried out faroukistically.


What other suggestions are Nigerians coming up with before someone sends this list to world renowned lexicographers? File in your suggestions in the comments section below and have a swell weekend!