Posted by: globalskills | September 1, 2007

Trinidad and Tobago – Slang, Essential Terms, Patois, Language, Dialect

Essential terms to know:
A lime; to lime; liming  To hang around with friends and acquaintances, indulging in “ol’ talk” and giving “fatigue”, enjoying drinks and delicacies perhaps, for an indefinite period of time at a given location.

A fete: to fete; feting:  Not to be confused with an informal “lime”, a fete is a full-blown party with copious amounts of food and drink.  The more crowded the fete, the better.  Music and dancing are essential elements.

Examples of Patois:
mauvais langue  To speak ill of someone

sans humanitee  Without pity or compassion

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