When people know you’re serving or see you on NYSC uniform or cap, they will begin to holler on you. Most often, they say “Corper shun”, “Corper wee”, “Otondo” and so on. So, in this article you will learn what to reply when they call you “Corper shun”.
However, most of them that call you all these things, do not really know the meaning of those terms. But as a graduate, it is important you know the meaning and how to reply them.
‘Corper shun’ is a call to stand attention. So, when people call you Corper shun, they are calling you to shun. It is just like saying guard shun! Or platoon 10 shun!
So, they are saying you should stand at attention for them. They don’t know the meaning of what they are saying because there is no how you will stand attention for them.
What to reply when people call you Corper shun
Now, you know ‘Corper shun is an order to stand at attention.
So, when they say “Corper shun!” Just ‘shun’ for them or reply “Ajuwaya”.
Ajuwaya means you refuse to obey an order from them to stand at attention, and that you will remain as you are.
They may still not understand, but that is the right response you should always give.
But if they greet you by saying “Corper we!”, you response should be ‘one’ not ‘waa’. It means we are one.
They may call you ‘Otondo’. Although, Otondo means novice, lazy, idiot, and so on but it does not necessary insulting.
Don’t get mad at anyone who calls you otondo. The person is not trying to insult you. It’s just for fun. So, when they call you otondo, just smile and go your way.
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