The cocks were crowing cokey-o-ko! Kokiyoko all over the village in Trinidad. When the priests heard the cocks crowing, he jumped up. “Time to say some prayers for Rama.” (Ladoo 1972:94)
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Tanka lanka! I goin’ to tell Miss what you say ’bout she husban’!
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The Parliamentarians were kicksing on the cricket grounds in Balandara last Sunday. they Challenged the Lawrence Woods XI and were soundly beaten.
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For two or three weeks before the 25th December, at nights, boys would bus bamboo in small villages all over Trinidad.
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They say red ting to sweet for dey own good! Red woman and red man are affectionately known as reds in Trinidad. Depending on the context used this could be a netural or negative term.
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