Word of the Week: Guts like Cobo.

The word of the week is a compilation of  Trinidadian sayings -phrases and words- used on the island.

  • Guts like Cobo (phr): With have, describing someone who can eat anything also someone who doesn’t react badly to being insulted or getting pressure.
    • He doesn’t get on, he have guts like cobo (1990)
  • Cobo, Cobeau, Corbeau n Coragyps atratus (Black Vulture), a large bird. A very common resident in Trinidad, not found in Tobago.   Corbeau is French for Raven.

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer


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