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Blog posts tagged in carnival
Posted by on in Living in TnT
Every time Trinis meet visitors and especially people who are going to be here for a year or longer, the conversation inevitably turns to Carnival and how great it is.  It’s the Greatest Show on Earth don’t ya know. Well I don’t think it’s a show, but it certainly is a really good time and the question is  Should you play or Not. My advice is yes.  Definitely play.  It’s a once in a lifetime experience and you can brag to all of your friends that you were part of it.  Even if you don’t like it. Don’t put it off...
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Music from a house fete filled the neighborhood recently.   To my horror a most disgusting song came on, it's hateful lyrics blasted across to my house making me angry.  What is the song? Why the anger?  The song was  "Kicke Een she back door" by Burning Flames. The lyrics essentially say, if a woman does not let you in her house, use violence to break down her back door.  This is a horrible poorly disguised euphemism for a violent physical act against a woman who does not want to partake in a sexual act.   Really? Is this what our...
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Posted by on in Trini Speak
If you’re new to Trinidad, and would like to experience us culturally, not just go to the beaches, and listen to our wonderful ‘steel drums’ (we call it pan by the way), then you should know that we ‘does talk a how’,  meaning that we have our own unique way of speaking. To understand our culture you need to understand what liming (pronounced without the 'g") is and here's a take on it that you won't find in any official tourist guidebook.  Lime  Closest meaning: “To hang out” verb e.g. we liming tonight.  Noun e.g. De lime was sweet.   If...
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