The word of the week is a compilation of Trinidadian words and phrases and words- used on the island.
- Say Prunes (Phr): Used often with a negative to describe someone who seems to be quite but turns out to be quite the opposite. – mash ants
- Is my neighbours I talkin’ ’bout. Whole year them people does want to pass you straight like a full maxi. All the time they nose up in the air like they can’t say prunes and jus’ because is Christmas, they want to much-up and expect drinks. They mus’ be think I born big! (EX 18 Dec 1994:11)
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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer
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