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Word of the Week: Say Prunes

The word of the week is a compilation of  Trinidadian sayings -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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