Caribbean Expressions.

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link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/13/17 8:57:11 PM 
In reply to bravos

"who vex lorse".


Deading wid laff. big grin big grin big grin

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/13/17 9:06:04 PM 
In reply to Headley

"Dat pelau calling meh name" "Dat bake and Shark callin meh name" Or any food or anything you see smell and like etc for that matter!! smile

link Benjie Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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3/13/17 9:47:08 PM 
"Trouble does come pan horse back and leff pan turtle back" heard that from a Bahamian taxi driver several years ago. He then proceeded to tell me about his experiences with his ex wife.

Think the Antigua expression for skettel is dutty foot

"Wash u foot an come" everyone is invited

"more in the mortar than the pestle"

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/13/17 10:03:05 PM 
In reply to bravos

Yes ah remember dat one. Yuh stirring up memories. big grin

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/13/17 10:08:51 PM 
In reply to Benjie

"Trouble does come pan horse back and leff pan turtle back"

Never heard that one before. Good to remember if yuh get put out. big grin

"Wash u foot an come" everyone is invited
I believe this one is used in other islands but I can't remember where. Maybe Jamaica. We need an oldster to confirm.

Sketel is 1960-70s Jamaican slang. Now Caribbean slang.

"more in the mortar than the pestle"

This is proper English. Yuh teacher would give good marks fuh this. big grin

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 20, 2014
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3/14/17 8:15:32 AM 
In reply to Headley U nyam parrot batty?!

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 20, 2014
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3/14/17 8:19:52 AM 
In reply to Headley Yes, yes my good headley...tea N water; remember using it a lot as a lil bai in the 70s on leg 1 island. lemme see...here's a scenario: a group of lil bais liming N one of them asks, 'beatdball, u think u can beat headley?" Since i was a badjohn in those days, my reply would have been, 'steups, like tea N watah'!! Get it?! That expression is equivalent to the american - piece-a-cake, a walk in the park or like taking candy from a baby!

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 20, 2014
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3/14/17 8:25:10 AM 
Meh amerindian fren used this one - cat eat u dinner! how about this one: piglet ask mom, why meh mouth so long! My estranged wife used this one: what falls from above will hit u shoulder then d ground or something like that...she still vexed N dont want to elaborate!
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link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/14/17 10:27:56 AM 
In reply to BeatDball

Yeah we have "yuh eat parrot ass"

But you sure these not from Bim? lol..

cat eat u dinner! how about this one: piglet ask mom, why meh mouth so long!

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/14/17 10:31:03 AM 
In reply to Headley

"Like goat shit on ah hill" Not too stable... smile

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 20, 2014
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3/14/17 11:01:59 AM 
Dont overdo the do! Dont be extravagant. Jewmaycan chic that i used to date, died laffing when i used it!

link BeatDball Joined: Jul 20, 2014
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3/14/17 11:03:54 AM 
In reply to bravos Meh primary school teacher, Miss Carmen Peters of Primary/Standard 2, rebuked me on my handwriting - what's that? Chicken scratch!!!

sad smile

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/14/17 3:39:28 PM 
In reply to BeatDball

piglet ask mom, why meh mouth so long!


In Ja it continues like this.

"Yuh a grow, yuh will know". big grin

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/14/17 3:41:22 PM 
In reply to bravos

"Like goat shit on ah hill"


Sounds agrarian - maybe from Lopinot or Paramin. big grin

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/15/17 4:10:10 PM 
In reply to BeatDball

'Crapaud foot' here! (handwriting).. smile

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/15/17 4:15:38 PM 
In reply to Headley

You may have a point!! A damn good one at that! cool



"Higher monkey climb,de more he show he ass" Trump.

"Monkey know which tree to climb" . Saying a person knows who to mess with and who not to mess with..

'Monkey see monkey do' . 'Follow fashion'..

It's all about the monkeys,it's Trump day!
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link johndom90 Joined: Apr 7, 2005
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3/15/17 7:02:48 PM 
In reply to bravos

Intersting comparisons, similarities through the islands that.

Tt

' never see come see '

' wipe u beak like fowl'....after u eat...whatevet... lol

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/15/17 7:43:17 PM 
In reply to johndom90

Yeah 'never see come see' big here too.. cool

Wiping your beak..I understand it as after yuh eat yuh belly full,even if is ladies yuh eat! twisted

"watch him he wiping he beak,he eat he belly full"!! Trini shit talk.. smile

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/15/17 7:47:56 PM 
In reply to bravos

I used to wonder how come we have so many "monkey" expressions in Ja when we have no monkeys. big grin

Yeah 'never see come see' big here too.
Big in Ja too. big grin

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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3/15/17 7:51:20 PM 
In reply to Headley

Popular in Guyana too.

I think someone here said it before.

link Benjie Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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3/16/17 4:58:13 PM 
My Granny use to say " Wah a joke fu chaffo ah death for Crappo " What a driver ( chauffeur) considers a joke i.e running over a frog is certain death for the creature.
Whats funny to you may be cause of distress to another.

" Gad nar sleep"

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/16/17 10:54:44 PM 
In reply to Benjie

In Ja we say "what is joke to boy is death to dog."

I believe in Tdad they say "what is joke to boy is death to crapaud."

" Gad nar sleep" - all across the Caribbean. That's why folks become Christians. They have a full time vengeful God at their disposal. big grin big grin big grin

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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3/16/17 11:01:30 PM 
"Mouth open 'tory' jump out." Just had reason to use this one on the Track and Field thread.

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/16/17 11:44:21 PM 
In reply to Headley

Yes and "what is joke for school chirren is death for crapaud"..

I remember when I was 12-13 or thereabouts I went to summer camp in a nice private church/community centre with nice lush grounds and one night we were roasting potatoes and marshmallows and one of the counselors a popular bigger good looking boy who all the girls liked ran up to a crapaud and kicked it with all his strength,turned out to be a rock (bigstone to rass) in the dark with a crapaud silhouette,he probably though he could break the crapaud record with that big fella,it was hospital one time and crutches for the rest of that long summer..**ouch but you gotta laugh a little...strange enough boys my age we were rooting for the crapaud/rock,I guess in the end we appreciated the 'handicap',he definitely lost his shine and swag..lol twisted

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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3/16/17 11:45:00 PM 
In reply to Headley

"Mouth open 'tory' jump out."


You on a Trini roll! cool smile


"Yuh getting on wassi"!!

Very Happy Smile Sad Surprised Shocked Confused Cool Laughing Razz Embarassed Crying or Very sad Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes Wink
 
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