"We have a careless disregard for all proper grammatical terms and prefer to speak in Bahamianisms!"
Now remember, if you want to sound like a local you have to erase the "th" sound from your speech and replace it with a d (dat vs. that), exchange v's and w's (vant instead of want ' wan instead of van), replace the pronunciation of ir with oi (woigin vs. virgin). Oh ya, and never EVER pronounce the g in words that end in "ing"!
|Biggety:||Bold or loud|
|Buck up:||To run into something or someone|
|Cut Eye:||To give somebody a dirty look|
|Erl:||Oil applies to both motor oil and cooking oil|
|Ferl:||Aluminum Foil Real Bahamian women always carry some in their purse you never know when the buffet is going to provide tomorrow's lunch!|
|Gat:||Got (or has)|
|Gumma Dat:||Give me some of that|
|Jook:||To poke or stab|
|Muddo or Muddasick:||Holy Cow!|
|No Broughtupsy:||Bad mannered|
|Sky Juice:||Gin and Coconut Water|
|Slam Bam:||Sausage and bread sandwich|
|Sweetheart:||To cheat on your spouse or significant other|
|Tingum:||A person, place or thing|