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Lime Lingo: Half-Pick Duck

  • Half-Pick Duck, Harpic Duck (phr):  Not the whole story, explanation. (French taking only half the feathers off a duck.) = duck story.
    • “Ah, dat is more like it. When yuh ah gimme ah drink, gimme ah man’s drink, no damm half pick duck” (Rollock 1975:18)

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

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