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
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?
Cays here are pronouced like Keys.
Is Roadtown the main town on
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
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.
plan to come back soon, you say "I go to come back, mon". This can mean 10
minutes, 10 hours or 10 years.
are no rocks or stones in the islands, only stone-rock.
The colorful mushrooms grown in the
mountains are called 'shrooms.
are called "slippers".
power is referred to as "da current".
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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