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Why did it take so long? Aftermath of Kavanaugh.

After following the #KavanaughHearings yesterday and hearing the predilections of numerous individuals challenging the efficacy of Dr Ford’s declaration the recurring question being asked is “Why did it take so long for her to come forward?”.

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Word of the Week: Say Prunes

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

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Salt Fish Buljol (Trinidad)

A good fry bake is made even better with a side of Trinidad Salt Fish Buljol.  The recipe below is easy to make in under 30 minutes.

Trini Words Phrases: Mauvay Langue

  • Mauvay Langue, mauvaise langue (n): Critical, slanderous talk. (French mauvaise ‘bad’ + langue ‘tongue’).  A person who says malicious, gossipy or slanderous things. Mauvay Langue is from the French word Mauvaise language literally means ‘bad tongue’ or ‘bad language’, or ‘wrong language’.
    • I find both appalling and disgusting..the pettiness that sees a sinister plot behind every move the brand new government makes.  The mauvaise langue, vicious and calculated to damage reputation and character.

Want to learn another Trini slang?  Then click Trini for an alphabetical listing of all the slangs.


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

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Coke cans that spell Fun.

I’d like to buy the world a toke.

Sales of soda have been dropping as customers look for healthier beverage alternatives. Coca-Cola has added diet sodas, flavoured waters, teas, and even milk to its product lines.