Tanka Lanka

Trini Phrase: Tanka Lanka

Tanka lanka! I goin’ to tell Miss what you say ’bout she husban’!

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kicksing

Trini Phrase: Kicksing

The Parliamentarians were kicksing on the cricket grounds in Balandara last Sunday. they Challenged the Lawrence Woods XI and were soundly beaten.

Bamboo Trees

Trini Phrase: Bus Bamboo

For two or three weeks before the 25th December, at nights, boys would bus bamboo in small villages all over Trinidad.

Reds

Trini Phrase: Reds

They say red ting to sweet for dey own good! Red woman and red man are affectionately known as reds in Trinidad. Depending on the context used this could be a netural or negative term.

Trinidad Carnival – ˈKɑr nə vəl

Trinidad-Carnival is an annual occurrence held on the Monday and Tuesday ere Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago. Emigration of Trinbagonians to the United States, Canada and Europe (Trini’s In Xisle) has disseminated Carnival celebrations to many municipalities in Europe ( London’s Notting Hill Carnival, Berlin Carnival), the United States (Miami’s Carnival, New York’s Labor Day, Hollywood), and Canada (Toronto’s Caribana).