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April 10, 2024

Nigerians tackle American author for claiming ‘delve’ is only used by ChatGPT

Nigerians tackle American author for claiming ‘delve’ is only used by ChatGPT

British-American scientist and author, Paul Graham has sparked controversy among Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter) by asserting that the word “delve” is exclusively used by ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence program.

On Monday, Graham posted about the common usage of certain words by Artificial Intelligence (AI), which emulates human intelligence for various tasks.

Graham contended that words like “delve” and “burgeoning” should not be employed in spoken English.

He claimed that individuals only resort to such words when writing to appear more intelligent.

“Someone sent me a cold email proposing a novel project. Then I noticed it used the word ‘delve’,” he wrote on X.

“My point here is not that I dislike “delve,” though I do, but that it’s a sign that text was written by ChatGPT.”

However, numerous Nigerian users on X disagreed vehemently with the author, some of whom criticized him for being “blinded by the ripple effects of years of colonialism.”

A segment of users also raised concerns about how his remark could adversely impact international students, while others expressed a preference for the “simplicity of American English.”

Graham’s tweet also ignited a conversation about the “unique” usage of the English language by Nigerians.

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