There are numerous things we were misled about back in elementary and primary school. For instance, there were a few names of ‘ordinary things’ our instructors wrongly begat for us.
Today, we wish to put any misinformation to rest and let you know the right English names of a portion of these things.
We know you’ve been told all your life that the English name for Aluguntugui is Sweet Apple. Well, you were lied to because the right name for the fruit is SOURSOP.
There has been a lot of difficulties when people try to translate “Kontonmire” into English. Even some of our English books failed at this and left it as it is (Kontonmire). Others tried and named it “Cocoyam leaves”. Today, your headache ends here, the right name for the popular staple is TARO LEAVES.
BEDURU/KWAHU NSUSOA/AMA DWORODO/NSAMAN NTOROBA
It is a popular vegetable in Ghana that is used in many dishes in Ghana but how many of us really know its English name? Well if you’ve ever wondered, the right name in English is TURKEY BERRIES.
We know many people claim the correct English name of this common pot used in many homes in Ghana is “Iron Pot”. Sorry, but they’re wrong, the correct name is CAULDRON.
The right name for Asanka, your favourite bowl is EARTHENWARE BOWL
For decades, Ghanaians have had difficulty with the correct name for this highly ubiquitous object used in many homes Ghana. There have been funny and interesting monikers given to this object mostly by people who claim it’s a pure Ghanaian product and so it does not come with an English name. Sorry to bust your bubble but this product is actually ancient and it’s still being used by many people all over the world. It is called ENEMA BULB SYRINGE.
The ‘stick’ that is used to stir banku to give it that fine texture is called WOODEN SPATULA. There are different types of wooden spatulas used in many ways for different purpose