Bam Brigidim Buf

bam brigidim buf ono. sound of someone falling or colliding, or sudden occurrence of something. (Each word can be used alone. The addition of 'buf' means that whatever has fallen cannot be stood up again.)
Di big man faal dong – bam brigidim buf!
The big man fell down - kaboom!

bamsideh ono. Expression meaning 'see what happened' or 'just like that'.
Bamsideh! Ih neva don til ih tombl.
See! He kept on until he fell down!

Jos wen wi mi-di tink seh dat di koroanavairos mi-di tel wi gudbai, bam brigidim buf! Disya koroanavairos stil di nak bowt di plays. Tank gudnis dis omikron kain a di vairos noh di geh evribadi soh soh sik laik wen di vairos mi fos staat op. Ahn tank gudnis wi ga vakseen now fi help wi noh kech it soh soh bad. Bot wi stil hafu di lisn tu weh di Minischri a Helt di tel wi, sayka disya vairos ga wahn way fi weel ahn ton agen. Bamsideh!

Bamsideh! Disya koroanavairos di weel ahn ton agen!
Mi sista mi geh di koroanavairos (COVID-19), bot tank gudnis shee oakay now. Ih mi feel lee brok op, doh.

brok op adv. aching.
Flooz lef mi di feel brok op.
The flu left me aching all over.
See also: payni op.

brok op v.phr. break severely, destroy, smash.
Mi sista brok op di miro tu peesiz.
My sister broke the mirror to pieces.
See: dischrai, kandem.

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