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    Default Talkin Bahamian!!!

    Here are a few Bahamian terms and phrases, for those not familiar:

    Wha sweeten ya mouth, ga bitter ya tongue- What brings pleasure now, will bring displeasure somewhere else.

    When ya play wit puppy, it end up licking ya mouth- When you mess with someone long enough, you will get what you wasn't looking for.

    I gern fix dey business- You are going to deal with someone harshly.

    big eye-Greedy

    Bungy -Hips

    Solid-Refers to a woman with alot of meat and a rounded shape

    Jitney-Bus, Public transportation

    Cut a**- -A good beating

    Sweetheart-The other woman; the mistress

    Pushin off ya mouth-Be bold verbally

    Hard head bird don make good soup- Refers to unruly children, who will soon learn the hard way, the error of their ways.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it will buy the type of misery one can enjoy.

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    Default Re: Talkin Bahamian!!!

    some of ur slangs are similar to ours(jamaica). good to go B MAMA. the wording sort of differs.
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    Default Re: Talkin Bahamian!!!

    Yes you will find most Carribbean terminology and slang, can be found in most of the islands. The only difference would be a few words here, and there, and of course the pronounciation.
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    Default Re: Talkin Bahamian!!!

    Hmmmm, I don't see "Who let the dogs out"?
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    Default Re: Talkin Bahamian!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ramesh
    Hmmmm, I don't see "Who let the dogs out"?

    Well a Trinidadian first coined that term in a soca version of "Who Let the Dogs Out", and we just made it world renowed, but hey we can take the credit
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    BM im not sure if u familiar with the term but what is a WIBE

    my bahamian friends on messenger use it often ....not really getting it
    dem call me hot steppa .....mudera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuhsenutten
    BM im not sure if u familiar with the term but what is a WIBE

    my bahamian friends on messenger use it often ....not really getting it

    It is just the word 'vibe' with a w. Bahamians sometimes replace the 'v' in words with a 'w'. Like 'vomen', 'vulgar', etc. The term wibe is commonly used among younger Bahamians.

    If I say 'What's your wibe?', I am basically asking you 'What is your problem?'
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    thx for the heads up on that one
    dem call me hot steppa .....mudera!

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