Crab walking on Sand

Word of the Week: If crab walk

  • If crab walk (phr):  A proverbial expression indicating that if you do not take some risks, you will not gain anything, but if you take too many risks, you may end up in trouble.
    • If crab don’ walk, he no get fat, but if he walk too much he go de pot no?

 

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

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Word of the Week: Wild Meat

The word of the week is a compilation of  Trinidadian sayings -phrases and words- used on the island.

Spinning Top

Lime Lingo: Dance Top In Mud

  • Dance top in mud (phr): Try something without chance of success; be frustrated by trying to do something in too difficult a situation. (From impossibility of making a top spin in mud) => spin top in mud.
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Word of the Week: Feel How

The word of the week is a compilation of  Trinidadian sayings -phrases and words- used on the island.

Chickens Eating

Lime Lingo: Eat and wipe mouth like fowl!

  • Eat and wipe mouth like fowl (phr): Do something wrong, but quickly cover up the evidence. (French a fowl’s habit of wiping food off its beak).  Do all your naughty things, but cover up your tracks.  (Haynes 1987:64)
    • After all man jack eat and wipe mouth like fowl after lickin’ out de fry bake.

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

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