Word for the Travel Wise (12/18/06)

Trini FlagShould your 2007 Carnival plans be in full swing with the exception of where you’re going to crash every night after partying throughout the day or vice versa, consider renting an apartment during your stay. If you do, make sure you use the local terminology to score your cozy tropical island escape pad. I’m told it is one of the best ways to go.

Today’s word is a slang word used in Trinidad & Tobago:

bachie – apartment for a single person or bachelor

Lucky for me I was able to stay at friend’s during the past Carnival season, but if I had to do it again I’d probably get a place of my own. That way I won’t disturb my resting non-masquerading friend with my late night/early morning entrance into the apartment every time. Though it seems the whole country is out shaking their bum-bum round and round there are still some people in the world that prefer not to dress skimpy and dance around in the street. What a pity.

Definition of today’s word and past Trini slang is compliments of the online Trini dictionary.

Past Trini slang words: bawlin’, bacchanal, lime, rampalooge