Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Trini Tuesday-We Ting

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I was wondering what to post this week for Trini Tuesday and found this fabulous explanation of the Trini mindset. It made me want to hop the next plane!

A brief glossary for the non-Trinis out there.

Ting-thing
Brong-brown
Maco-busybody
Lara-Brian Lara, a world famous cricket player from Trinidad.
Tief-theif, steal
Mout-mouth
Savannah-a large grassy area in Port of Spain functioning as a park of sorts and around which parades march
Wine-a very sensual hip gyration that is de rigeur when you dance.



WE KIND OF TING !
courtesy: Harts Carnival Website ( I actually located it here

If yuh see meh in a red top and a brong pants.. yuh know? Wit meh blue shoes….is Me…ah trini! Ah eh dress bad… Ah jus dress up to go out. When ah laugh… anywhere in de world yuh could tell is me cause ah go laugh out loud…and hard…and long! Is just how ah is. Wit meh brown paper bag full of tings for meh family in de cole… LUK MEH.. goin’ through the airport in Foreign. Das me! Five suitcase and tree bag full of peppersauce, mango, a bottle of rum and a piece of Auntie Ellie Pone!

 Yuh know meh by de way ah walk… ah takin every ting in as ah go…lookin up… sideways an ting. Yuh know? Ah have dis need to maco well an get every ting stick in meh brain so dat when ah get back ah could expouse on what ah did see an ting!

 When ah doin meh wuk…lef meh alone…ah wukin! An ah eh leavin de ting till I done wuk. When cricket come and Lara battin’ doh even sit next to meh… cause you could end up hurt when yuh see meh hand start flyin’ as de runs begin. When yuh see de umpire tief one ah we…move yes… because if yuh thought it was bad, when tings was good, pardner…is now meh whole body movin’…especially meh mout.

 Carnival time is meh real ting…by October ah round de Savannah tryin’ to lose weight So ah lookin’ good for dem two days when ah start to wine. Ah want meh music loud and meh head bad… But ah startin’ to party since Christmas yuh know?… After all we Trinis does take we tings real serious!

14 comments:

snavy said...

That was AWESOME!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

Jodes said...

that was soooooo cool!!!!! Love it!!!!

when you read my new post, please tell me that the Band of Hope story is showing....I have trouble getting stuff that I copy to show right......thanks Jodes.

Jodes said...

I just granted your wish over on Snavy's - go check it out.

barefoot_mistress said...

Man, those Trinis have way too much fun! !

The Village Idiot said...

Me ting is...me no wuk for carnival!!!!!

logo said...

So awesome, lol
good times
good times

Fred said...

There I go enjoying myself again. Wonderful!

BTExpress said...

That was terrific!

Top cat said...

very cool lime.
reminds me of the skits they used to do on "In Living Color".

I get the sense if we all lived a slower pace and looked at life like they do in Trinidad we would all be better off.
tc

Sheri said...

That was so neat! Me ting you hav lots o'talent

bsoholic said...

That was GREAT!

Bridget Jones said...

abolutely cool man.....

Breazy said...

OMG!!! I loved it Lime ! Absolutely wonderful . Thanks !

The Zombieslayer said...

Five suitcase and tree bag full of peppersauce, mango, a bottle of rum and a piece of Auntie Ellie Pone!

and...

Carnival time is meh real ting…by October ah round de Savannah tryin’ to lose weight So ah lookin’ good for dem two days when ah start to wine. Ah want meh music loud and meh head bad… But ah startin’ to party since Christmas yuh know?… After all we Trinis does take we tings real serious!

I sooo much want to go there now. :)

Love the accent.