Yuh know yuh is a real Trini when:|
1.Yuh can distinguish between "cocoa-tea" (cocoa), "bush-tea" (medicinal) and "green-tea" (English tea)
2 When someone sympathizes with yuh, yuh comment "Yuh tink seh it easy?"
3 Yuh point with your lips. [Gimme some a dat]
4 Yuh can't say "three" or "thing" ... yuh say "tree" and "ting"
5 Yuh say words like Heg (instead of Egg) ; Hingland (instead of England);
6 Yuh give directions with your hands, even if it is in another state.
7 Yuh go to parties for the food and drink, and then cuss (swear) afterwards!...
8 Yuh nod your head upwards to greet some one.
9 Yuh always find yourself standing next to plenty of luggage and boxes at the airport. (Yes! Someone always give someting to bring back home!)
10 When yuh travel home, yuh bring an extra suitcase. Going down, it has none of your clothes; returning, it has food and just a few bottles of rum!
11 Yuh also point to other people picking their nose.
12 Yuh hate to throw away empty containers as they might come in handy for pepper sauce or "green seasonings"
13 Yuh have one big pot yuh call curry pot when yuh are not even cooking curry!
14 Yuh have another pot yuh called dutch pot and nuff big basins!
15 Yuh say "boy" at the beginning of a sentence and "man" at the end of it.
16 Yuh always hang something on your rear view mirror.
17 Yuh put hot pepper sauce on everything 'for the taste'
18 Yuh think eating saltfish, plaintain and fried dumplings is a great morning breakfast.
19 Yuh can't go a week without a rice dish (Sunday dinner!)
20 Yuh think steak is a waste of good meat; yuh would rather cut it up and stew it with potatoes or curry it and have roti... mmm! nice!
21 Yuh chew and suck out all the marrow from the chicken bone and then pick your teeth afterwards.
22 Yuh save all juices from the cooked meats/chicken to use for flavour for your next dish.
23 Yuh wash and rinse plastic utensils and cups that can be used again.
24 Yuh bring home food from a party (enough for your breakfast the next morning, your lunch and your dinner!)
25 Yuh chew the ice when yuh finish your drinks
26 Yuh must put dumplings in all soups (It would not be soup otherwise!)
27 Yuh show disapproval by kissing your teeth
28 Yuh have a dishwasher in the house and only use it for special occasions ... oonu must wash dish by hand!
29 At Christmas, yuh must have "black cake"
30 Yuh have a thyme (or mint) bush growing somewhere in your yard
AND THE ULTIMATE . . .
31 Who else in the world would say something like "A WA DI RASS!"