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    Happy independence barbados





    I managed to get one this morning for breakfast. Now that conkie was well made albeit too small.
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    one of the most beautifully arranged national anthem in the world



    i love listening to the instrumental of our national anthem. it is really beautiful to hear the build up in the middle of the anthem. the cymbals, trumpets, drums, clarinets, violins, etc just come to together so nicely and creates a beautifully arranged song.

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    Happy Independence



    this is the soca national anthem of barbados. really beautiful lyrically and sonically.

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    Barbadian Proverbs and Sayings


    Nuh name, nuh blame, nuh lock up.
    If no names are called, no one can be accused.

    A eyeful en' a bellyful.
    Seeing is one thing, having it in your possession is another thing.



    Cat luck en' dog luck.
    What one person may get away with, may cause problems for another.



    Dead man can't run from e coffin.

    It is impossible to run from your responsibilities.



    De sea ain't got nuh back door.
    The sea is not that safe a place; take every precaution necessary.



    Don't rush de brush and trow 'way de paint.
    Do not allow haste to create problems for you.


    Only a dog does return to 'e vomit.
    Once free of an offensive situation, you should avoid returning to it.



    De berry don' drop too far from de tree.

    Children inherit traits and attitudes from their parents.


    Rat mout does sell 'e head.
    A loose tongue can be dangerous.


    De dog dat bring a bone will kaah one.
    The very person who gossips with you about other persons may also gossip with them about you.


    De las' calf kill de cow.
    Attempting to repeat the same action too often may result in disaster.


    Don' wait till de horse get out de stable to shut de door
    Don't wait until the situation gets out of control then to take corrective action.


    De same mout dat court yuh, don' marry yuh.
    He who encourages you to do certain things, is never around when you desperately need their help.


    Every fool got e sense.
    No matter how dull and ignorant, everybody is knowledgeable in one area or the other.


    Evah skin-teet en' a laugh.
    Not all outward signs of friendliness should be taken as genuine.


    Don' leh nuhbody rub shit in yuh mout and tell yuh it is pudding.
    Don't let anyone do or say anything harmful or insulting, under the guise that they are being nice.


    Hurry-hurry never done.

    Do not do things in a hurry, you may have to re-do it all.


    Yuh don' buy cow when yuh can get free milk.
    Why bother to get married when you are already enjoying the privileges of married life.


    Yuh can' be in de church an' de chapel too.

    You can't be in more than one place at the same time, so you can't know everything.


    Yuh head ain't mek fuh hat alone.

    You should always used your common sense.


    Lime juice can' spoil vinegar.
    An individual can't be corrupted by another who is less corrupt .
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Happy Independence!
    Those Who Sacrifice Freedom for Security Deserve Neither
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nica View Post
    Happy Independence!
    it is on MONDAY.

    we just starting the celebrations early on imix.

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    Bajan slang

    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!


    Don't watch nain
    - don't worry about it

    to flam with s.o: to flirt with someone

    to be fagged out- to be very tired

    Gipsy- too inquisitive about everyone's business e.g. cha, you so gipsy

    Hard- to describe just about anything good

    Lickorish- greedy when it comes to food

    To be mekking sport- to be kidding, joking e.g You mekking bare sport!

    nuttin/nain - nothing

    Pooch - used to refer to one's buttocks

    To be a pooch licker- to be someone who sucks up to people

    To reason that
    - to think/decide that

    Safe - Meaning "that's cool with me".

    Scotch- In Bajan slang the word "scotch" is used when you want someone to move around so you could get a seat. For example, you may hear "Geh me a scotch dey so" (used like this it is considered rather impolite). The more polite form would be "May I have a scotch please?"Other examples are "You want a scotch?", "Try'an scotch'on dey so"

    To run a lot ah mout - to talk big

    Whaloss! - normally means "oh my goodness".
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Bajan superstitions

    ......about Good Friday

    It is believed that it will rain on Good Friday, this rain is known to be holy rain.


    There is a tree (physic nut) that is said to bleed, if bruised at exactly 12 noon on Good Friday. This is supposed to be the tree from which the cross was made.


    .....about pregnancy

    An expectant mother should not sit with her legs crossed; the baby will mimic this position and cause problems at delivery.


    A pregnant woman should not go into a cemetery; the child will be born with a disability.


    If a pregnant woman craves something and does not get it, the baby is born with a mark in the shape of the thing she craved.


    An expectant mother should be careful not to punch the eyes out of a fish, the child will be born blind.


    .......about children

    Small children should not be lifted by one arm, it believed that this will cause an ear infection (running ear).


    Children should not be lifted through windows; they will grow up to be thieves.


    Babies should not be tickled before they learn to talk; this will cause the child to stammer.


    Also if a baby boy gets a hair cut before he learns to speak, it will delay his talking.


    Babies should be allowed to cry at times, this will develop their vocal abilities.



    A child's stunted or delayed growth, is said to be cause by being stepped over repeatedly.


    It is believed that first born children are stupid.


    When a child loses a tooth, it must be thrown on the roof to ensure a new one grows.


    To keep bad spirits away from a sleeping infant, place an opened prayer book or bible near its head.


    It is good luck for a boy to take-after (look like) his mother, and a girl to take-after her father.
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Bajan superstitions cont'd

    .......about birds

    If bird droppings lands on a person, it is said to be sign of good luck.


    If a cock crows before midnight, it is a warning that death is coming to the house to which he belongs.


    If a cock crows with his head pointing towards the house, a visitor is coming, if his head is pointed away from the house, then it is believed that someone will die.


    If a group of hens are cackling at same time, it is also believe that someone in the household or living nearby will soon die.


    If a wood-dove lands on the roof and starts to coo, it means that some in the house will soon die.


    When he coos at night, someone in the community is near death.


    .......about the walking stick (god-horse)

    If present around the noise, it is believed that death is coming to someone in the household.


    Some also believe that these insects will crawl into one ears, though there has never been an actual case of this happening. It is more likely for ants or other small crawling insects to become lodged in one's ear.


    ......about the cricket (the insect, not the game)

    A small noisy insect, when present in the house, it is believed that good fortune (money) is coming to the house. It is important not to kill or get rid of the noisy insect, no matter how much noise it makes.


    .....about the grasshopper

    A brown grasshopper is a sign of good luck, however a green grasshopper is said to bring bad luck and must not be allowed in the house.


    .....about the ladybird

    It is believed that new clothes will come to anyone if a ladybird lands on their clothing.


    .....about weddings

    Young ladies should not wear rings on the ring finger, this is believed to blight their chances of getting married. They should also take care not to get their feet swept over by a broom, this will also blight them.


    A bride to be should never make her own bridal gown, never mind how crafty she is at dressmaking.


    The bride groom should never see the bride to be in her gown before the ceremony, this will bring bad luck to the marriage.


    Weddings should never be held on Fridays, this is not a lucky day.


    Black should not be worn at weddings, this colour is said to be a mourning colour and signifies sadness.


    Only the bride is supposed to wear white at a wedding ceremony.
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Bajan superstitions cont'd

    .......about the fly

    The money fly, larger than the ordinary house fly, is said to be a sign that money is coming. Though you should kill the house fly, the money fly should be coaxed out of the house (shooed away).


    .....about the green lizard

    The third largest known in Barbados, if present in the house, means that someone in the household or close relative is pregnant.


    ....about dogs

    It is believed that dogs can see spirits (duppies) and will howl (not bark) at the sight of one.


    ......about the body

    Sitting on a hot or wet surface, will cause stomach ache.


    After removing your shoes, you should let your feet cool-off before walking on wet or damp ground; or this may cause belly hurt.


    When a person sneezes, it is believed that someone somewhere has spoken their name.


    Young women must not let everybody put their hands in their hair; this will cause the hair to fall out.


    If a young girl urinates in a topsy depending on how the urine hits the bowl, you can tell whether or not she is still a virgin.


    If a woman menstruates more than once in a cycle, it is said that she has been unfaithful to her partner.


    An itchy palm means that you will soon receive money.


    If your face becomes covered in cobweb, someone in the house is going to die.


    ......about the home

    If you sweep the house at night, you will make the house poor, because all the so-called riches will be swept out. You must sweep the dust in a corner until the next day.


    Breaking a mirror will bring bad luck to the household.


    Walking under a ladder will bring bad luck.


    If salt is spilt, you should wet it to avoid bad luck.


    Sprinkle water in the corners of a new house, to avoid bad luck.
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJANFUHLIFE View Post
    it is on MONDAY.

    we just starting the celebrations early on imix.
    happy independence, monday is my birthday so i'll be celebrating too

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabine View Post
    happy independence, monday is my birthday so i'll be celebrating too
    Happy birthday!
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Happy independence barbados.


    I'm a barbajan .

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    Mother Sally dancing to the Tuk Band






    Tuk music is African in origin, mixed with a British regimental rhythm and over time Bajans have added their own unique fusion to the mix.

    This is a roving band that plays a trio of rhythms using a kettle drum, bass drum and penny whistle.

    They always start off with a slow waltz like rhythm, then the band steps up to a march rhythm, and the trio ends with a distinctive fast African beat.


    The Tuk Band is accompanied by characters that are African in origin. African tribes used costumed figures to represent elements such as fertility, witch doctors, and describing routes of commercial transportation, as well as having survived difficult times.

    In the Barbados Tuk Band, the regular costumed figures are Shaggy Bear (who is sometimes called the Bank Holiday Bear), the Donkey Man, Mother Sally (who represents female fertility), and the Stiltman.
    If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
    can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

    Maya Angelou

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    Lowtown - Lil Rick & Alison Hinds & Peter Ram

    that is some good tuk music by alison hinds, peter ram and lil rick. inter school sports bajans do bad wid the tuk.

    nica, u could wuk up like a bajan?
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