Trini Slang Fada

Trini Phrase: Fada

Boy, he was real flashy, chupid flashy. Hat stick up on he head wit’ ribbon tie all over, two-tone shoe, sharkskin pants fada, hot tie.

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Stollmeyer's Castle (Killarney) Trinidad

Trini Phrase: Stollmeyer’s Castle

Stollmeyer’s Castle (n)- Built by Charles Fourier Stollmeyer, Killarney was the first house to be constructed in the St Clair subdivision, established on lands which had previously been used as the government stock farm. Construction started in 1902 and was completed in 1904.

mother-giver heart

Trini Phrase: Mother-Giver

Mother is a respectful form of address especially among rural folks in the Caribbean to an old woman, followed by her first or last name. Mother-giver is a derivation on the word mother.

Trinidad Lime

Trini Phrase: Lime

Lime (v), liming (noun)- is a Trinidadian word, which means to socialize. A “lime” is an event where you socialize. But the fact that there is a specific word for socializing, emphasizes how important this activity is, gives it a high priority, and makes people more prone to do it on a regular basis.

Santimanitay - Jesus On A Cross

Trini Phrase of the Week: Santimanitay

  • Sandimanitay, sans humanité, sandemanetay, santimanitay (n): A traditional Kalinda and Calypso challenge refrain. (French sans humanité ‘without mercy’).
    • None of the bands sang any properly composed songs, most of t the songs having a jingle of words uttered with lightning-like rapidity and ending with the monotonous sans humanité.