Word of the Week

Pick up this fascinating book of phrases, created by Kevin Goring. - 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.

Proudy (praow-deh) Adverb – 1. Drawn to self-actualisation. 2. Having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one’s dignity, importance, or superiority. 3. Full of vanity. 4. Stuck up. 5. Snobbish. E.g. “Ol’ proudy, always gah be different, eh?”

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