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    TNT identity

    Before i came on Imix there were certain things that come to mind when thinking of TNT, among them...... carnival, calypso, and soca. For the past year there have been disputes as to the origins of calypso, soca, and now Trini carnival. For Ja. there are quite a bit of identification no one can mess with, the same for Barbados. For the other islands, when it comes to the origin of things, it gets really blurry. What are some things that truely represents TNT that cannot be disputed? That could be food,certain words or phrases,body language, flower etc. Somethings you hear or see that make you say "dais we ting".

    (yes, i know about steelpan, that hasnt been messed with.........yet, but i'm sure VP is doing the research, it will say "SPREE* was born in ST. VINCENT and came to TNT when he was 4 MONTHS old")


    (*i probably have the originator's name wrong)

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    Carnival, Calypso, Soca, Chutney, Parang, Steelpan, Doubles, Best Roti, and Pelau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    Carnival, Calypso, Soca, Chutney, Parang, Steelpan, Doubles, Best Roti, and Pelau.
    phlourie!!!

    i neva know dem indian from india really eh know bout dem ting

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    TnT culture is unique period.

    Leh me say it again - TnT-style Carnival, Calypso, Soca, Chutney, we parang, steelpan, we doubles, we roti, and pelau etc.


    (it's just that when some people are envious, dem like to try and deny yuh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait
    phlourie!!!

    i neva know dem indian from india really eh know bout dem ting
    Yup. Doubles n plenty of those things came into being right in Trinidad self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait
    phlourie!!!

    i neva know dem indian from india really eh know bout dem ting
    Dem does eat pholourie too. It must make different and we way does just taste bettah!

    (same wit doubles ah believe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by currygyal
    Dem does eat pholourie too. It must make different and we way does just taste bettah!

    (same wit doubles ah believe)
    No, doubles is Trini. It only became "doubles" when dey started using two barrah (sp) instead of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    No, doubles is Trini. It only became "doubles" when dey started using two barrah (sp) instead of one.
    True, the literal "doubles" is unique to TnT.

    But here's another question...is it really that no one can mess with identification of certain things from Jamaica or Barbados or is it that for whatever reason nobody wants to or has really tried? Maybe it has to do with the way in which certain aspects of TnT culture has spread about...

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    Yes Currygal, i think it's because the TNT culture travels back and forth through other islands, after a while ppl. tend to forget where certain things come from. With Ja. you dont even have to compare, we're so far out of the box, we stick out dialect/accent and of course our "uniqueness" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppa_Toppa
    No, doubles is Trini. It only became "doubles" when dey started using two barrah (sp) instead of one.
    Precisely.

    Wha bout de LIMBO and mocco jumbies...how ppl could forget bake an' shark doh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIAN
    Yes Currygal, i think it's because the TNT culture travels back and forth through other islands, after a while ppl. tend to forget where certain things come from. With Ja. you dont even have to compare, we're so far out of the box, we stick out dialect/accent and of course our "uniqueness" .
    Tell dem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne
    Tell dem

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    Ah think tassa is trini too, not too sure if i'm wrong doh fraid tuh put meh in meh place
    Last edited by MR. MANN; 01-17-2006 at 10:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. MANN
    Sweeeet Woman!!!!!


    Ah think tassa is trini too, not too sure if i'm wrong doh fraid tuh put meh in meh place
    Yes I believe it is....I read an article about it by a UWI prof, if i remember it supposedly is a combination of african and indain drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWADA-BAJE
    Precisely.

    Wha bout de LIMBO and mocco jumbies...how ppl could forget bake an' shark doh?
    Yeah...those things too.

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