Trini Talk Today: Toot Bagai


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A French Creole, or French-based creole language, is a creole language for which French is the lexifier. Most often this lexifier is not modern French but rather a 17th-century koiné of French from Paris, the French Atlantic harbours, and the nascent French colonies.

  • Tout Bagai, toot bagai,  tout bagaille (pron):  Everything; all sorts of things. /tut bagai/ (<French Creole tout ‘all’ + bagai ‘thing’). Toot Bagai “One Rate to Call Toute Bagai” from a bMobile billboard in Trinidad.

Toute Bagai On A Billboard In Trinidad

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

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