In Trinidad, the adjective chupid is used all the time in situations of great consternation. This week the pandemic Corona Virus (COVID-19) has highlighted the lapse in leadership and chupidees in our midsts.
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With the exception of a few fights between rival bands or Negre Jardins…the masqueraders were, on the whole, more amusing than anything else.
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A group of black settlers and their descendants who fought with the British against the United States in the war of 1812, were called Merikans.
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Don’t cry, maharajin. You is a good woman! As he came up the steps he shouted. ‘How you feeling these days, maharajin? Is me, Chittaranjan, the goldsmith.’
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Quito-Quito is a phrase used synonymously with BEHIND GOD BACK especially in reference to where someone lives.
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