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

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  • Massa Day Done:  An expression used to reproach someone to remind them that colonial days are finished and old privileges and oppression are no longer acceptable. (Public lecture by Eric Williams, 22 March 1961)

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

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  • Pull hand: In SUSU, to collect the entire amount of all members contributions in your turn
  • SUSU:  A cooperative savings systems in which each person contributes the same fixed amount each week, and the whole amount, the HAND is taken by a different member each time.

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Featured Image: Piggy bank by JustysiakSource: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

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  • Cax for bokee:  In marble PITCH, a game in which players place their marbles at random, each player then tries to hit another’s marble, and the player whose marble is hit gets a BOKEE penalty.
  • Cax:  The sound of a solid hit in marbles
    • I hit him caxs!
  • Bokee: A penalty in children’s games, usualy marbles, in which the winner snaps a finger or pitches a marble hard against the loser’s fingers or knuckles.

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