Caribbean Expressions.

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link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/17/17 8:52:36 PM 
Recently I heard a Jamaican use the expression "pressure buss pipe" and I found it funny because this was a Trini expression which has become very popular in Ja. Usually it's Jamaican expressions which become popular in Trinidad and other Caribbean countries.

Another Trini expression which has gone Caribbean is the verb "to lime." I find it funny when middle class Jamaicans spell the word "lyme". The Guyanese claim that "lime" is really a Guyanese word.

Most Bajana would not believe the expression "wheel and come again" is not Bajan.

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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1/17/17 10:06:49 PM 
In reply to Headley

I do not believe to lime is Trinidadian. Lionel Richie used it in his song All Night Long. But hey I may be wrong.
I thought wheel and come again came from Jamaica and music when the record was pulled back.

Pressure buss pipe is without a doubt Trini and one of my favourite expressions to use especially when watching sports.

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/17/17 10:30:23 PM 
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Recently I heard a Jamaican use the expression "pressure buss pipe" and I found it funny because this was a Trini expression which has become very popular in Ja.


How is that Trini?


Another Trini expression which has gone Caribbean is the verb "to lime." I find it funny when middle class Jamaicans spell the word "lyme". The Guyanese claim that "lime" is really a Guyanese word.


This expression is so old in Guyana, I don't think they use it anymore. I might be wrong though.

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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1/17/17 11:57:05 PM 
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Jes now yuh go ask how 'Trini to de bone is Trini'?? Brother man don't try to change facts 'limin' is as Trini as doubles,,,,dey have dat in Guyana long time too btw? rolleyes

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 12:05:56 AM 
'limin' is definitely a Trini slang and used in many different contexts by Trinis... we going and lime down dey...ah limin with meh gyal...leh we buss ah lime

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 12:18:00 AM 
In reply to problemjay

Dude, it's used in the same way in Guyana.

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 12:20:07 AM 
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and there is someone using it the same way in Norway right now. 'Limin' just like 'Bacchanal', just like 'Dingolay' are Trin originated terms. Engrained in TnT lingo since before we even gain Independence

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 12:20:22 AM 
In reply to black

and there is someone using it the same way in Norway right now. What is your point?

'Limin' just like 'Bacchanal', just like 'Dingolay' are Trini originated terms. Engrained in TnT lingo since before we even gain Independence

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 12:23:00 AM 
In reply to bravos

I don't give a damn about doubles, liming has been used in Guyana for decades. None of us know for sure where it originated.

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 12:27:54 AM 
In reply to problemjay

Bacchanal maybe, I have no idea what dingolay is. lol

link steveo Joined: May 1, 2007
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1/18/17 5:06:22 AM 
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Liming was used since i was a boy over 20 years ago. It has gone out of style but the trinis using like it fresh, could be because they started using it much later

link PastorTieHead Joined: Dec 25, 2002
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1/18/17 6:18:32 AM 
In reply to steveo
Liming was used in BeeGee in the 60's.

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 7:37:23 AM 
In reply to steveo

Dude, I grew up in the 70's and 80's using that expression.

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1/18/17 10:09:25 AM 

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/18/17 10:23:34 AM 
In reply to bravos

"Limin" was used in my day and I remember my graandfather also using the term- so it goes back a very long time.

I cannot ever remember any BG-ite- in my days, it wwas BG, ever using that term. Apparently they started using it much later due to usage of the word in popular Trinidad culture- calypso and carnival and on the 1980's through chutney and other music.

Guyanese were always big fans of Trinidad calypso and now a days soca and chutney soca- they have adopted this art form as their own.

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 10:36:15 AM 
In reply to steveo

Liming was used since i was a boy over 20 years ago. It has gone out of style but the trinis using like it fresh, could be because they started using it much later


Correct. Liming was always a Guyanese expression. The Titties used it far more frequently now in their creolese lexicon, whereas in Guyana it's seen as old fashion these days.

link ray Joined: Feb 7, 2003
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1/18/17 10:43:26 AM 
kerr yuh skont...Guyana

link ray Joined: Feb 7, 2003
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1/18/17 10:44:22 AM 
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I remember my great great grandfather using the term lime

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 10:47:30 AM 
Old time Trinidad Calypso from the 1940's have the lyrics containing 'limin'.. so what is the argument between the old men in this forum? smile

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 10:48:04 AM 

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 10:48:49 AM 
Next ting you will here the Guyanese in here say steelpan was originated in Guyana too evil

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 10:53:10 AM 
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Next ting you will here the Guyanese in here say steelpan was originated in Guyana too


Keep y'all limes. We'll take care of the women. lol

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 10:54:08 AM 
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Keep y'all limes. We'll take care of the women


Yes Trini women will take care of allyuh money twisted

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 10:59:14 AM 
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Yes Trini women will take care of allyuh money


Lucky for us they're so cheap Brah. lol

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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1/18/17 11:06:19 AM 
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Lucky for us they're so cheap Brah.

Oh fack!!! smile

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