Trini Phrase: Waving Gallery

  • Waving Gallery (n):  An area of the former airport building at Piarco Trinidad, where people waiting for arriving passengers could see and wave to them as they came in. 
    • We stand up in the waving gallery and watch you pulling your bag, I could imagine how your hand feeling. (Doh Say Dat, TG, 15 Sept 1991:13)

I remember as a child going to the Waving Gallery to see my aunts coming to Trinidad from “foreign”. The anticipation of seeing the plane land and them walking down the ladders pass the gallery. Then it was hours before they actually cleared customs and you knew your brand new kicks Avias was safe for you to rock the next day at school.

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

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