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This is what you say when someone blocks your view when you’re watching TV or an important cricket match.
Trinis love to eat so much that they prefer to stuff themselves than throw out perfectly edible food.
During Carnival, masqueraders dressed as sailors throw baby powder on spectators and other unsuspecting people in the band. This saying means not to get involved in something controversial if you can’t handle criticism.
When Kermit’s uncle smokes your pipe, you know you’re in big trouble.
When someone smiles at you, it doesn’t mean that that person is your friend or someone you can trust.
What happens if a cockroach enters a fowl coop? It gets eaten. In the same way, a person shouldn’t go where they are not wanted, especially if they’re not of a particular social class.
Even the ugliest or most unattractive person is bound to find a soul mate.
Children will behave just like their parents.
The higher some people climb up the social ladder, the more ridiculous their behavior becomes.
Commonly used as an excuse by Trinis who are late to a party or to the office.
People know exactly who to manipulate and who to take advantage of.
A bitter remark used by someone who feels slighted. They weren’t invited during the good times so don’t expect them to come to your rescue during the bad times.
In Trinidad and Tobago, a vulture is called a corbeau. If you pretend to be dead for a corbeau, it’s like pretending to be ignorant to catch someone in the act. It can also be used to refer to a person who pretends to be someone they are not.
To quickly ‘fess up when you do something wrong to avoid worse consequences.
Love doesn’t put food on the table. Before getting into a serious relationship or marriage, both partners should have money in the bank.
Eating something that tastes great but then gives you a bad case of diarrhea is like doing something bad that feels good and facing the dire consequences afterwards.
Don’t think that what happened to someone else will not happen to you. Take precautions and learn from other people’s mistakes.
People say this when secrets are exposed and become public knowledge.
Bhaji is a type of spinach found in Trinidad and Tobago that shrinks considerably when it’s cooked so the saying means to cool down abruptly after being explosively angry.