Wednesday, November 14, 2007
How to speak like a Bajan
Caffuffle- bewildered. e.g "Maths just got my head caffuffle, denn!"
Cawblema!- Wow! Oh Goodness! (anything like that)
Cha!- an interjection meaning a variety of things from surprise to delight e.g: "Cha, dat fella look so good!" "Cha, in hey hot as hell!" "Cha, you hear dat new tune!"
Cheese-on-bread!- An expression showing astonishment. eg. "cheese-on-bread, dat fella look good, denn!"
To cock up in one's bed - to lay down in one's bed, e.g: '"I feel like cock'in up in my bed an' gine sleep" (I feel like laying down in my bed and going to sleep)
Cuhdear- Meaning "awww, how sad", "poor thing" anything like that.
To cuss and carry on- to quarrel in a rather raucous or low class way e.g: "Dat woman jes cuss and carry on bad bad bad in de people store, hear" (That woman just quarrel so bad in the store).
a Cutter- a sandwich made from authentic Bajan salt bread e.g: a Ham cutter means a Ham sandwich
D.Dat - that
To be dangerous- to be disloyal to one's friends
Denn- Another typical sentence ending. e.g. "you, he look hot, denn".
De rock- affectionate nickname for Barbados (not to be confused with "getting a big rock", which means that you were disappointed or let down by someone in some way.
De tarmack tite - everything is good between us
Don't watch na face - don't worry about it
Don't watch nain- don't worry about it
Courtesy of the Dictionary of Bajan Slang