Tanka Lanka

Trini Phrase: Tanka Lanka

Tanka lanka! I goin’ to tell Miss what you say ’bout she husban’!

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kicksing

Trini Phrase: Kicksing

The Parliamentarians were kicksing on the cricket grounds in Balandara last Sunday. they Challenged the Lawrence Woods XI and were soundly beaten.

Bamboo Trees

Trini Phrase: Bus Bamboo

For two or three weeks before the 25th December, at nights, boys would bus bamboo in small villages all over Trinidad.

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

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.