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Word of the Week: Tringlish

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  • (n):  A humorous name for the local vernacular, considered as a variety or dialect of English, or as an English-related creole language.
    • Yuh see, we in dis country does talk a we call “” – Is a kinda ‘ language to true, true English and to beside we talk it fas’, fas’ and put plenty we own local words , mamaguy, , , an’ . (Elcock 1997)

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

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4 thoughts on “Word of the Week: Tringlish”

    1. Kirt Morris – I am a traveller, wanna be foodie, soccer fanatic and budding blogger with 18 years of experience in the information technology and marketing technology space. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, now sheltering in place in Maryland, USA.

      Thanks for checking out my blog. You from Trinidad ?

      1. AskNicho – Trinidadian American🇹🇹🇺🇸 20 years old Writing Major 📚 SC- sheldun_828 Strong Mind with Words to match Aspiring Writer

        Yeah bai. Arima

      2. Kirt Morris – I am a traveller, wanna be foodie, soccer fanatic and budding blogger with 18 years of experience in the information technology and marketing technology space. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, now sheltering in place in Maryland, USA.

        What de ass. I grew up in arima also. When to boys RC then central.

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