July 13, 2010

Throw Wais | Yuh is ah Trini


Triniglish|Trinididioms Spoken and Explained #23 
Yuh is ah Trini|"If yuh know to throw waist" 

"Music sweet eh, come and throw waist nah". Now I hope after talking so much about how good you are that when she calls you to 'throw waist' that you are able to keep up. If you can't then it is a case of dongosorrow and please run and hide. In this case your reputation will take a severe hit that would lead to 'fatigue (teasing) galore' from your male counterparts or (embarrassment) the look of death from the women who now know better - Lordy, poor soul. Simply because you could not keep pace with what comes naturally with these ladies snake waist females you are condemned to the dungeon of 'cyar wine' darkness - Oh the pain! This poor soul will be scorned by the women who would say dat man is of no use - He is ah soft man! What? 

To quote a lady friend of mine, "Oh gawd like he dead or what... Better yuh mudda did plant ah fig tree instead". Now do you see what has transpired? Now you are frowned up and the scorn and contempt may even lead to depression - the pride of the Trini male can't take that. How could they say that? This is contempt is a situation that a man needs to avoid like the plague. So what happens if you, as a man, you were able to throw more waist than the woman, what then? Nothing, absolutely nothing all they would say is that, "yuh is man" because in the flip side we (as men) always have something to lose.

So what does it really mean to "throw waist"? Well it is to dance with gay abandon but specifically to "wine" as only Trini women can. Yes we are talking about the abilities of Trini women to be able to 'wine well'.  If you are a novice then it is in your best interest to stand on the sideline and watch to avoid being embarrassed. These winers are naturally endowed with this talent to throw waist and in many cases it can look like a bull rider who eventually gets thrown while attempting to tame the gyrations of this wild creature. If you think I am joking then go and try your luck.  When the music starts and with a 'chook here and a chook there' and you hear the singer ramajay and say "Gyal move your behind", you better move it or get swept away by a tsunami of sweeping waist movements - it just may be the thing the doctor ordered for you or you just may need a doctor to heal your bruised ego.

If this question is asked of any Trini woman the plain and simple truth is that to throw waist is to wine wine on the man or simply to wine and create honey for all 'long eye Trini men'. When I think about it Iwer sang about this wine wine wine wine and we are not talking about red wine for drinking but wine as in throw waist! Take a moment to listen to the track now.


 
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