Word of the Week

Kevin Goring's books of local words and expressions are a must-addition to any library. - Photo: Stephen Clarke

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.

Donkey Years (dawng-key yarez) Noun – 1. A very long time. 2. Years and years and years. 3. Decades ago, e.g., “Pastor Ebanks bin runnin’ dah church for donkey years now.”

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