Under Bamboo Trini Slang

Trini Phrase: Under Bamboo

A Hindu couple were declared, in Trinidad and Tobago to be “married under bamboo“, and the union had no constitutional standing whatsoever.

Chupid

Trini Phrase: Chupid

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.

Spanish Identity

What is my identity as a Spanish speaker? LatinX, Latine, Hispanic, or Latino/a/@

Jonathan is a Latino food influencer, furparent to a one-year old JRT, avid traveller, multi-linguist, and stagehand for a few Korean entertainment events. He is also an Ecuadorian-American dual citizen. Follow him on Instagram @ meetmeinmytummy and meetmeinmytravels.

Negre Jardin Trinidad Carnival Costume

Trini Phrase: Negre Jardin

With the exception of a few fights between rival bands or Negre Jardins…the masqueraders were, on the whole, more amusing than anything else.

Merikan

Trini Phrase: Merikan

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.