• Matta Fix: Settled; arranged; ready to go.
    • A good brulejol must never boil, Once it’s well mixed, is matta fixed.
  • Brulejol:  A dish made from salt cod, oil, onions, tomatoes, peppers usually eaten for breakfast.  French origin brÛle ‘burn’ + geule ‘throat’.

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

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Forget the knees; how about the brains?

Here I go again-sticking my pen where it does not belong. I am not a football fan. I have been told how good it was that I had daughters, not sons.

  • Back a jackass in ah horse race (phrase) – Back or bet on a loser one that should have been obvious had no chance to succeed.

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The Color of Sex

Pantone is the “color authority.” Each year the color institute forecasts the shade that will dominant fashion, home décor and other areas of design.

  • Cockroach before fowl (phrase): Temptation; something impossible to resist.
    • Doh put that cake out – you put cockroach before fowl.

 

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