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Forum: Caribbean
Dec 17th 2019, 11:38 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Tends to be cruder here, maybe its the decline of serious double entendre in calypso, but the more subtle insults have largely been replaced with expletives.

One thing that i still find strange,...
Forum: Caribbean
Dec 11th 2019, 11:03 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

There are loads of local sayings really eg - crapaud smoke ya pipe - you had a bad experience. Bunjay oi - expletive - they are both from patois i think, the second is a corruption of bon jesus or...
Forum: Caribbean
Nov 25th 2019, 8:42 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Yes but not the same gesture, here people just nod. We gave lots of narrow mountainous roads, and passing is a bit of an art sometimes. When you draw level with the driver a nod is normal,...
Forum: Caribbean
Jul 23rd 2019, 11:20 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

You know the english version of that expression is like a whores drawers....

There are similar scorch tape jokes too - the guy who buys durex unseen - which is naturally provided in a little bag...
Forum: Caribbean
Jun 13th 2019, 12:57 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

No extra L’s or M’s. We do have the interesting thing about new years eve - its old years night here. Theres no official patois but there are plenty of french spanish and indian words in the...
Forum: Caribbean
Jun 5th 2019, 1:41 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Here it tends to be mami, but yes, same respectful terms. If very formal, mistress is sometimes used.
Forum: Caribbean
Sep 9th 2018, 7:40 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Good morning Gordon , apologies if this is spelt slightly unusually but I’m having to use voice to text because I had an Ieye problem - detached retina stuck back on within 24 hours thank you NHS...
Forum: Caribbean
Aug 27th 2018, 7:38 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Phat is definitely used in speech, and it never means fat. There are other words for that, ‘phat she phat’ is good... mauga is skinny, as in mauga gal,

Fat - she carryin size or millionaire...
Forum: Caribbean
Aug 27th 2018, 7:34 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Whappen is the way here. We dont do the extra N’s. Uh huh is the difficult thing - it means a lot of things depending on intonation - far too complex to explain in text, but its anything from
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Forum: Caribbean
Aug 5th 2018, 6:30 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

We call the blackest - blue.

Redskins are the light brown south american types.

Weird hangover from colonialism, for locals, lightness = goodness, lighter girls are seen as a superior species...
Forum: Caribbean
Jul 30th 2018, 5:59 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

People from carriacou are known as kayaks, given the main occupation is traditional boat building theres a link somewhere.

https://youtu.be/llc9J7P88t4. Vocal differences :-)
Forum: Caribbean
Jul 29th 2018, 4:32 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Grenada has a local name of Greenz, but grenadians - no shortcut i think.
Forum: Caribbean
Jun 6th 2018, 3:06 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Heres language in action - how something enters the dialect

De man drivin too fass, he turned left at the cliff, no brakes and la qua.

https://www.laquabrother.com/
Forum: Caribbean
Jun 6th 2018, 3:03 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,800
Posted By uk_grenada

Re: Caribbean slang

Well lets see - nithing exactly like it but there are some associated wirds.

brango is a good piece of gossip, something juicy?
A maco is someone who gossips, that person is macocious
Heard it...
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