Caribbean Expressions.

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link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 11:10:19 AM 
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Lucky for us they're so cheap Brah.


Yuh mad dey just take yuh few rum drinking dollars and then send yuh home twisted

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 11:15:31 AM 
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Yuh mad dey just take yuh few rum drinking dollars and then send yuh home


See, yuh get all vex now. lol

link problemjay Joined: Aug 4, 2014
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1/18/17 11:23:16 AM 
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ah just feeling sorry for yuh ole man
evil

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 11:25:59 AM 
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Now yuh see why Tittie women prefer Guyanese men? Y'all so fcuking sour all the time. lol

link camos Joined: May 6, 2003
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1/18/17 11:38:53 AM 
don't know who originated the term ,but Trinis popularize 'lime' !
lol

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 11:39:48 AM 
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don't know who originated the term ,but Trinis popularize 'lime' !


Next thing, they will claim "vex". lol

link cricketest Joined: Feb 11, 2008
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1/18/17 11:52:11 AM 
correck is right!

after twelve is lunch!

link camos Joined: May 6, 2003
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1/18/17 11:58:00 AM 
boy we have oil and oil cayn spoil!

link powen001 Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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1/18/17 3:44:58 PM 
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Most Bajana would not believe the expression "wheel and come again" is not Bajan.


beg your pardon??

Most Bajans know that is directly from Jamaican DanceHall mate...who you hanging around...millenial potheads?
razz

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/18/17 3:46:13 PM 
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who you hanging around...millenial potheads?


How dare you Bro? lol

Pass de dutchie pan de leff hand side. lol

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 4:12:16 PM 
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Dutchie is a pot.

They used dutchie because those kids were too young to sing about cutchie.

link deanjones Joined: Dec 18, 2003
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1/18/17 4:21:10 PM 
Who originate "kerry you skunt"
big grin

link Khaga Joined: Mar 29, 2016
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1/18/17 4:35:55 PM 
In reply to deanjones

You must have inspired someone to ask you to do so..

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/18/17 4:44:30 PM 
In reply to deanjones

Uniquely Guyanese.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/18/17 6:15:45 PM 
In reply to nick2020

I know the expression , liming, to lime , going to a lime etc in Trinidad since 1973. When I heard it first it was not a new expression. It spread through the Caribbean in the 80s-90s because there was no other English word which was as accurate and flexible at the same time to discuss what we do in the Caribbean.

Lionel Richie used the expression around 1984-6. big grin

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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1/18/17 6:23:51 PM 
In reply to Headley

Lionel Richie used the expression around 1984-6


You think he got it from Trinidad? And then used it in that song?

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/18/17 6:52:53 PM 
In reply to nick2020

Of course. He was trying to sing 'calypso'. Don't you remember the shirt in the video which Americans associate with 'The Islands'. big grin

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/18/17 7:06:19 PM 
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Well no not directly. Music is global and it is common to borrow from other cultures

link Runs Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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1/18/17 9:37:14 PM 
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"Banas like yuh stupidee or wah" - uniquely Guyanese

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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1/18/17 11:25:13 PM 
"Yuh coocoo cook"!! You in big trouble..

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1/18/17 11:28:30 PM 
"Gopaul luck ain't Seepaul luck"..

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/19/17 11:11:38 AM 
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"Yuh coocoo cook"!! You in big trouble..


Nice! The Jamaican equivalent is "yuh gladbag buss". Especially if you've been having a good time.

For example, not doing your school work, then when the end of term report reaches home "yuh gladbag buss".


On of my favourite Trini expressions is "crapaud smoke yuh pipe". big grin The Jamaican equivalent is "dog nyam yuh supper".

I don't know of a Bajan or Guyanese equivalent. Bravo will explain the pronunciation of crapaud.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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1/19/17 11:14:30 AM 
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"Gopaul luck ain't Seepaul luck"..


Bajans say "cat luck ain't dog luck"

Jamaicans say "cat and dog nuh have the same luck" or "puss and dog nuh have the same luck".

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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1/19/17 11:20:21 AM 
In reply to Headley

Same sh!t, just tweaked a little.

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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1/19/17 11:28:44 AM 
In reply to black

"Watch skunt hey". lol

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