Friday, October 30, 2015

Word of the day: danfo

The word of the day is danfo:

Iconic yellow buses in Lagos (

"Yarn had been a foolish choice, she knew, the stuff for women of leisure, who could cradle wool in the comfort of their own cars and in secure houses devoid of loose nails.  Not for an assistant hairdresser who took danfo to work if she had money, walked if she didn't, and lived in an 'apartment' that amounted to a room she could clear in three large steps."

 - Lesley Nneka Arimah, "Who Will Greet You At Home", 26 October 2015 The New Yorker (

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