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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    Default Trini Talk

    Yuh know yuh is a Trini if...

    You refer to all salt crackers as "Crix".

    You go to parties for the food... and the word free never quite had the same meaning.
    Your recipe for making orange juice is plenty water, plenty sugar,plenty ice and only 2 orange... and ah pak ah red kool-aid tuh stretch it...

    You say "boy" at the beginning of a sentence and "man" at the end of it...
    and the words "yes we" doesn't refer to any people. .
    "Priority" doesn't have anything to do with what you have to do right away.

    You put ketchup and peppersauce on your pizza. Anchovies? Yuh losin' it or what?
    Your cupboards are full of canned corned beef, pepper sauce and red beans and baked beans ...and a dry coconut for the pelau.

    You think steak is a waste of good meat. You rather cut it up and stew it with some potatoes instead ... or curry it and make roti.
    You use your finger to measure the water when cooking rice. .

    You bring home food from a party.
    "Dis August holidays" actually start in July. .

    You show disappointment by sucking on your teeth (steupsing) ...and You can conjugate "ah steupse" by age four (three if yuh smart)
    You still call a soda a "sweet drink" and an avocado, a "zaboca". and you go to the shoprite clerk and ask them "whe allyuh have de breez?" meaning "where is the laundry detergent?".

    You say "whappenin" even at a funeral.
    You tell the host "Good Night" when you arrive at someone's home in the evening.

    When someone pays you a compliment, you say "Doh mamaguy meh". .When someone sympathises with you, you comment "Yuh think it easy?".
    You refer to all sweet coloured juice as "Kool-Aid".. .

    You call a quarter a "schilling" when this really means 24 cents.
    You know that using "blue" makes white clothes whiter.

    Just because something is called a "bake" you don't assume that it indicates the way it was cooked.
    You have at least one relative living in either England, Canada, or the US.

    You know that a washy-kong bears no relationship to King Kong.
    You know about straightening, pressing, S-curls and Gherri curls regardless of your ethnic background.

    You have cancelled plans because of rain even when you're going to be indoors
    Rain is also a legitimate reason to be late for a rendez-vous...or to miss work. ...

    All vaccinations are called injections.
    All dish washing detergents are called "Squezy". .

    You know of at least one person who wakes up at 4am to LISTEN to cricket from Australia / New Zealand on the RADIO.
    On at least one occasion you have: been told that you have a cold in some part of your anatomy other than your head or chest and/or had a virus named after something popular with the times eg. Bionic, Ninja, the hijab and the sting.

    Despite lack of interest, someone has tried to convince you of the benefits of taking a purge, or becoming a born again.
    You can feel cold when it's 25 C.

    You pronounce words in plural, even though it's meant to be singular, eg."gimme ah COKES" or "ah GRAPES".
    You say "FLIM" (film), "AXE" (ask) or "PITIAH"(picture), "STATELLITE" (satellite), "CUTLASH" (cutlass). .

    You know what "Wukking a 10-days" is, and know darn well it's going to take much longer than 10 days.

    You know the meaning of several indian words, eg. "dahl", "bahgee", "channa", "bharra", "chunkae", "bowgee" and use them in every language and actually believe them to be the correct English terms. .

    You know that a lime is not necessarily a fruit.
    You call any 'older' woman "Tantie" and any 'older' man "Uncle", regardless of whether or not they are related to you or even know you.

    You could sing an entire Parang song in Spanish word for word, but don't speak or understand a word of Spanish.

    You can't bring yourself to using the correct "scientific" names of sensitive body parts because you think it sounds vulgar. Instead you use child-like words such as "tot tots", "bam bam" or "bumsy"

    When in doubt of how to prepare something to eat ... CURRY is the always the solution. You know Trinis will curry any and everything (not just meat) even mango, fish, conch, chataigne, etc...

    You can call your fellow "countryman" by an ethnic name and it would be ok,eg.chinee-man, creole, dougs, or pyol.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Default Re: Trini Talk

    this make me proud to be trini. trini to mey heart, and to me bones

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

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    WELCOME Trinis...stick around and continue posting aight?
    Living my life in Christ like its golden.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

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    Big ups to the Twin Island Native...much love to di calypso
    Women want one man to satisfy all their needs and men want all women to satisfy their one need!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

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    bring some more of ur trini friends online man ......tell de m sey we a wait zeen
    dem call me hot steppa .....mudera!

  6. #6
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    Oct 2005

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    Fuh real tastee, fuh real!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005

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    Guilty of charge 100% ---->>>TRINI 2D BONE!

  8. #8
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    Dec 2005

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    Ahse Trini pronunciation (***) See Bam Bam.
    Back Back A suggestive dance performed with the male dancer's front rubbing against the female's rear, and vice versa.
    Baa-John (Bad John) A dangerous man, a gangster, someone with a reputation for hurting people.
    Bam bam Also Boom-boom, boomsie, bamsie, bam-a-lam, background, backside, behind, ***, bottom / butt.
    Bazodee Confused.
    BeeWee (BWIA) British West Indian Airways, the national airline of Trinidad.
    Bol' Face (Bold Face) Pushy, loud and wrong, demanding, The foundation of Trini culture and national personality.
    Boof To insult, yell at or argue with someone.
    Callaloo Thick soup made of dasheen leaves, okra, coconut milk, crab and seasonings.
    Crapo (Crapaud) Frog The most detested reptile on the island. Often poisonous, they are hated worse than snakes.
    Doogla (Dougla) A person of mixed race, usually a mixture of African and East Indian.
    Doughtish (Dotish) Stupid, probably from the English doltish.
    Fet (Fete) Party.
    Fresh Water Yankee A Trini who goes to America and comes back acting and talking Yankee (Originally someone acting Yankee without even going overseas, or crossing salt water).
    Hambug To pester or bother someone.
    Horn To cheat on your spouse or lover, as in "She horning him like reindeer!"
    Hornerman a guy who makes love to someone's wife.
    Hut Trini pronunciation Hurt
    Jab Jab A type of Carnival devil costume; jabs people with his fork and demands money from passersby.
    Jagabat Slut, loose woman, prostitute. also Wajang (wah-jang) or Wabean (wah-bean)
    Joo-vay (Jouvay, or Jour Ouvert) "Opening of Day" in French.
    Wee From the French (Oui) Yes.
    Wine Winin' A sexually suggestive dance using winding hip movements that can make the hula look tame, usually done to soca music.
    Yang-Key Trini pronunciation (Yankee) An American.
    Last edited by Brownsugar; February 11, 2006 at 08:20 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Default Re: Trini Talk

    Some of those I already know like Calaloo...good for Iron

    Also Crapo...a dog I had ate one once and I had to give it Mud Water to kill the poison. It survived though
    It's better to Try and Fail than Fail to Try

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Default Re: Trini Talk


    im havin one badly
    I was banned for two years

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