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Tortola and Virgin Gorda (BVI) Update

Monday in the BVI

Published: Mon, Jan 11 15:04 EST
By DearMissMermaid at aol.com

82 degrees with 7 mph winds, just a great day to be in paradise.
   Readers have sent in a variety of questions and Dear Miss Mermaid answers them here for all to enjoy.   
What is the proper pronounciation of Jost Van Dyke?
       Yost Van Dike is the proper pronounciation, or I prefer  Yost Van YIKES!  and my friend calls it Goats Van Dyke.  THe Y is correct, it rolls off your tongue with just a hint of a J.
How do you pronouce Cay?
       All the Cays here are pronouced like Keys.
Is Roadtown the main town on Tortolla?
       Yes. Tortola is spelled with one L and Road Town is two words.
Is liming something in my drink?
       Limin' means to laze about or go out on the town.
Any pointers to understanding the local lingo?
       H's are usually silent in the West Indies, so you have One, Two, TREE (3) and anthrax in the BVI is called AmTrax (no kidding, they ignore the H and add the M.
       When you arrive you say "I reach, mon"  if you are shopping the clerk may ask "You getting true?" which means "are you finding your stuff or do you need help?"  The H is silent in THROUGH so it sounds like TRUE.
       If you plan to come back soon, you say "I go to come back, mon".  This can mean 10 minutes, 10 hours or 10 years.
       There are no rocks or stones in the islands, only stone-rock.
       The colorful mushrooms grown in the mountains are called 'shrooms.
       Sandals are called "slippers".
       The electric power is referred to as "da current".
       A cheery Good Morning or Good Afternoon is always welcomed and expected.  Good night means hello not good bye.
Islanders never say good bye, cause they gone to come back.
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