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Word of the Week: Tringlish

  • Tringlish (n):Β Β 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 t’ing we call “Tringlish” – Is a kinda secon‘ language to true, true English and to beside we does talk it fas’, fas’ and put een plenty ah we own local words like: obzokee, mamaguy, mehrazmee, tootoolbay, tobiaxee an’ t’ing. (Elcock 1997)

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

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