I Can't Breathe

I Can’t Breathe

On July 16th, 2019, five years minus one day after Eric Garner’s death, it was declared that no federal charges would be instituted against the officers implicated. The now-famous slogan I Can’t Breathe lingers on my mind like a hot, humid and heavy D.C. summer night with no respite in sight

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Reds

Trini Phrase: Reds

They say red ting to sweet for dey own good! Red woman and red man are affectionately known as reds in Trinidad. Depending on the context used this could be a netural or negative term.

Trinidad Carnival – ˈKɑr nə vəl

Trinidad-Carnival is an annual occurrence held on the Monday and Tuesday ere Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago. Emigration of Trinbagonians to the United States, Canada and Europe (Trini’s In Xisle) has disseminated Carnival celebrations to many municipalities in Europe ( London’s Notting Hill Carnival, Berlin Carnival), the United States (Miami’s Carnival, New York’s Labor Day, Hollywood), and Canada (Toronto’s Caribana).

Trini-Phrase Goat-Mouth

Trini Phrase: Goat-Mouth

There were lyrics from a soca song what Sweet In Goat Mouth does sour in he bam-bam. Lenny. He fall down dead, a few yards from the barber-shop. You remember Pedro predict the man go dead. You ‘member he play the mark No. 4 dead man. Yes, I remember saying Pedro has goat mouth.

Trini Slang Fada

Trini Phrase: Fada

Boy, he was real flashy, chupid flashy. Hat stick up on he head wit’ ribbon tie all over, two-tone shoe, sharkskin pants fada, hot tie.