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)

Half-pick duck another Trini phrase to indicate that someone is not telling you the entire story or part of the story.

Want to learn another Trini slang?  Click Trini for an alphabetical listing of all the slangs.

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

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