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.

Maharajin. Sexy Maharajin

Trini Phrase: Maharajin

Don’t cry, maharajin. You is a good woman! As he came up the steps he shouted. ‘How you feeling these days, maharajin? Is me, Chittaranjan, the goldsmith.’

Quito-quito

Trini Phrase: Quito-Quito

Quito-Quito is a phrase used synonymously with BEHIND GOD BACK especially in reference to where someone lives.

Morta and Pestle

Trini Phrase: More In Mortar Than Pestle

When police shoot police, it has more in the mortar than the pestle. Indicating that there is more than appears on the surface.