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Trini Sayings

Trini sayings are a collection of idioms and Trini proverbs that has been passed down from generation to generation. Most of these were/are used in everyday language to impart wisdom or teach a life lesson. The beauty of these idioms or proverbs, to me as a Trinidadian, is the use of simple local analogies to [...]

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Popular Tobago Sayings

People may think that us Trinis and Tobagonians speak the same type of creole, but that isn’t so. We are miles apart when we speak, even I at times have trouble understanding when Tobagonians talk. In the Trini dictionary I gave you all a taste of some of the words used in Tobago. Here, I [...]

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The Trini Creole: Our peculiar twist on English.

Oh geed!…Yuh fada is ah glassmaker?He jus’ cat spraddle dry so. To the untrained inexperienced ear these words may mean nothing, but to the trained experienced ear of a person from the Caribbean, more so the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, these few expressions mean the world to them. The Trinidad Creole, or Trini [...]

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