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@Lynn posted:

What abt …

Settee!!!!!  (Sofa set or a couch)

or some of u probably had a CHESTERFIELD set if ayuh bin lil rich!

I hadn't heard that word in ages until a few years ago while listening to a song by an English group "Artic monkeys" they mentioned being on a settee.

cain

D word MASH..

Eg ‘mash’ flour to make roti ie , knead

then whn u tired u get someone to ‘mash’ yuh skin ie give a massage

n “skin” means body

like me skin sore or or me skin a hutt .. body aches

Lynn
@Lynn posted:

D word MASH..

Eg ‘mash’ flour to make roti ie , knead

then whn u tired u get someone to ‘mash’ yuh skin ie give a massage

n “skin” means body

like me skin sore or or me skin a hutt .. body aches

Mash paddy with dem Steers before the tractors teck over.

Mitwah
@Mitwah posted:

Mash paddy with dem Steers before the tractors teck over.

Yeah we say ‘mash rice’ ..i used to guh round d bull to mash d rice whn i was a lil girl..i used to holdon to the til of 1 of the 4 bulls that were yoked  together n tied to a post in the ‘watch house/backdam kitchen’

Lynn

I saw this 1 on fb today…(which i had forgotten..)

’WALK WITH/WID “  this or that whn u coming or going’

Eg if u going to Town..

’u must “WALK WITH/WID” lil food whn u going in case u get hungry’ meaning to TAKE WITH you

or ‘whn u coming by me, “WALK WITH” some sugar etc..meaning to “BRING with u”

Lynn

U ever hear whn 2 person gyaffing n 1 seh

‘wha u nah “KERR YUH TAIL” da side OR

”kerr yuh rass da side”…..??

sometimes followed by..”me nah gat time fuh badda wid u”

HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS???  HELP!

??? Maybe whn u dont believe wht the person saying..

maybe he or she trying to “PULL a FAST ONE on U” (ie FOOL u)??

Lynn
@cain posted:

How about when asked, what is the colour of an item? It kinda greeney greeney...or..it kinda yellowish yellowish.

Doan run cross de road you might get lick down.

Yeah yeah!!  I forgot the ‘lick-down’

Talking abt colors..everything was RED..or maroon!  we didnt say burgundy or fuschia or wine

or purple..no mauve or lavendar

Lynn

Btw..whn u ‘SUCK YUH TEETH” , why is it considered to be rude??

We couldnt do that in our home growing up..if not we would have gotten 2 slaps ..

I have this vague idea inmy head  that “sucking yr teeth “ is saying ‘kiss my a$$”

Lynn

Can anyone help to explain this..

if somebody say u have ‘SWEET-MOUTH”..it has to do with whn u like certain types of food..like meat n fish etc

( not referring to those who give SWEET-TALK ….ie flattery)

Lynn
@Lynn posted:

Btw..whn u ‘SUCK YUH TEETH” , why is it considered to be rude??

We couldnt do that in our home growing up..if not we would have gotten 2 slaps ..

I have this vague idea inmy head  that “sucking yr teeth “ is saying ‘kiss my a$$”

I notice this is prevalent in Nollywood movies. Perhaps Indo-Guyanese copied this from their African-Guyanese. When we were in St. Martin visiting the market and  walked away after enquiring about prices and didn't patronize the vendors.... we got some long "suck teeth".

I told one of them... yuh rass can kiss meh ass not on the right, not on the leff, but right in de middle. Dem prappa rude eh.

Mitwah
@Mitwah posted:

It's either fornication or adultery.

It is common-law wife or husband .. live-in arrangement !

oh whn a man or woman having an AFFAIR .. we say that dem ‘deh wid each odda’

‘so n so deh wid so n so ‘

lol

U have to love GYese gyaff!!

Lynn
@Mitwah posted:

I notice this is prevalent in Nollywood movies. Perhaps Indo-Guyanese copied this from their African-Guyanese. When we were in St. Martin visiting the market and  walked away after enquiring about prices and didn't patronize the vendors.... we got some long "suck teeth".

I told one of them... yuh rass can kiss meh ass not on the right, not on the leff, but right in de middle. Dem prappa rude eh.

O mi gaad.. u prappa tell dem off!!

Lynn

Whn i was a lil kid, couple of some older girls .. mid teens used to hustle n done dem house wuk early in the afternoons. Then dem bathe up n prappa DAAL up n put on dem nice DAN-DAN n guh stan up at d street head n lime. Then dem sweet bais does roam around pun den bicycles n ‘SIP” or “SEEP” off dem nuce gals! N if u see how dem gals used to blush n CHAMKAY .. lord n some af dem bai were good LOONGAYRA!!

U all know abt ‘sip off” n “daal up” n “dan-dan”???

Lynn