Wednesday, November 21, 2007
How to speak like a Bajan
Malicious - extremely inquisitive
Mainguhs (or maingers)- mangoes
To mek- to make
To be mekking sport- to be kidding or joking, e.g "Yuh mekking bare sport!"
To mek mock sport at someone - to ridicule someone
Miss ting- when you don't know a woman's name e.g "I mean Miss Ting dat live up de road".
Mob-o-ton- a lot of, e.g "Boy, dem teachers does geh ya uh mob-o-ton homework, hear!" (Those teachers give so much homework).
Newscarrier- to be someone who is spiteful and who goes around spreading rumours about people.
Not to be nuh way- normally said before saying something that might be hurtful or might offend someone, e.g: "Not to be nuh way, but he real stupid" (I don't mean to be rude but he's really stupid). A similiar phrase is "not to be bad", e.g: "Not to be bad right but he real stupid" (same meaning as the first one)
Nuh- used at the end of a sentence for emphasis. It normally is used for encouragement, e.g "Guh long and buy de ring nuh!" (Go ahead and buy the ring!)
Nuttin/na'in - nothing
Nuhbody - nobody, no one
Old year's night - New Year's Eve
To onfair sumbody- to be unfair to someone
To be own way - to like having things one's way
Source: The Dictionary of Bajan Slang