Not only do Caymanians have a distinct dialect, with accents varying from district to district, but they also have many unique words, pronunciations and phrases. A handy guide to shed light on these colloquialisms is ‘The Cayman Islands Dictionary’ and ‘Caymanian Expressions’ by Kevin Goring.
Here, Living features a word or phrase from the books and their meanings.
“As fast as lightnin’ ova Cuba.”
What it means: At blazing speed. Really fast. Faster than the eye can see.
Example: “I doon’ know way Ronald be goin’ wit all ah dah speed, be he be moo’in as fast as lightnin’ ova Cuba.”