Pigtayl mek mi baaba jrap!

baaba1 n. barber. Wi kehr di bwai da di baaba kaaz ih hyaa mi tu lang. We took the boy to the barber because his hair was too long.


baaba2 v. dribble, drool, salivate. Di baybi di baaba, soh wi put aan di bib. The baby is dribbling, so we put on the bib. See: jrool, geda waata.
— n. dribble, drool, saliva. Di baybi wet op wid baaba sayk a weh ih di kot teet. The baby is wet with drool because he’s cutting teeth. See: jrool, mowt waata.



Memba: Yu ku chek owt di Bileez Kriol dikshineri fu free pahn lain:

Sohn nais nais pigitayl food weh mek fi mee baaba jrap:


baabikyoo pigtail bar-b-qued pigtail
bail-op (wid fish AHN pigtail) boil up (with fish AND pigtail)
schoo akstayl stew oxtail
schoo beenz wid pigtail stew beans with pigtail
schoo pigtayl (pahn dukunu er rais) stew pigtail (on ducunu or rice)
split pee soop wid pigtail split pea soup with pigtail


bail-op n. boil-up; a dish made with boiled tubers and served with fish, pig-tail and a coconut oil sauce. Yestudeh Ah mi feel fi eet wahn big playt a bail op. Yesterday I felt like eating a big plate of boil-up.


Fu mee, pigtayl mek eni food nais nais nais!

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