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December 27, 2012

Celebrate the Gift of Great Laughter

There seems to be a day for everything these days. On January 24, it’s Global Belly Laugh Day, a day to celebrate smiles and laughs! In the Caribbean, smiles and laughter is an important part of everyday life. So, in honor of this funny day, check out some of these amusing Caribbean translations courtesy of Carib Yard:

CANADIAN: You are such an attractive woman.
JAMAICAN: Gal, you look like fresh vegetable.
TRINI: Darlin’, yuh lookin’ real good.
BAJAN: Psssstt! My friend!

CANADIAN:There are a lot of men out there that I can date besides you.
JAMAICAN: Tree no grow in me face ya know.
TRINI: Real men chek fuh me
BAJAN: When one door shut anudder one does open.

CANADIAN: You have a crumb on your face, dear.
JAMAICAN: You look like when fowl come from mango walk.
TRINI: Yuh have ting on yuh face.
BAJAN: Uh uuuh! Wuz dah on you face?

CANADIAN: Oh, I see you are entering puberty.
JAMAICAN: How you face bumpy-bumpy like grater so?
TRINI: Yuh face real juk up.
BAJAN: Ya face look like a ripe sour-sop.

CANADIAN: Hors d’oeuvres.
JAMAICAN: Ah wah dis yah likkle sinting you a gi me?
TRINI: Wey de food ?
BAJAN: Horse Derves.

CANADIAN: He looks upset.
JAMAICAN: Him have screwface.
TRINI: Dat man real vex.
BAJAN: He real screwpouch ya.

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