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The Cayman Islands Dictionary - Limited International Edition : A Collection of Words Used by Native Caymanians
by Kevin M. Goring




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Since its discovery by Christopher Columbus in May 1503, the Cayman Islands has developed a reputation for being one of the most unique places in the world to visit and do business. As a popular tourist destination, the Islands feature many attractions but it has been said that the most enjoyable activity is interacting with the local population.Although English is the native language in this British Overseas Dependent Territory, the local dialect contains thousands of words that are often blended together and hidden beneath very strong accents. This adds flair to the Islands' cultural appeal.The Cayman Islands Dictionary(c) was borne of an effort to accentuate some of those unique words so that everyone can learn more about them and enjoy the true beauty of Cayman: the people.Inasmuch as any visitor will enjoy learning more about the Caymanian culture, so will the local residents, who will see their words immortalized for the first time in print. Some will enjoy the unique spellings and pronunciations, while others will learn the true meanings of everyday words such as bobo, tee-dee, ereckleh, flitter, gig, teets, pop head, buck toe, foppish, urr, and hickly-pickly.As the flagship product of the Caymanology Collection(c), this dictionary is the benchmark for future Cayman-centric products that will foster pride and patriotism and preserve its linguistic heritage for generations to come.

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Overview

Since its discovery by Christopher Columbus in May 1503, the Cayman Islands has developed a reputation for being one of the most unique places in the world to visit and do business. As a popular tourist destination, the Islands feature many attractions but it has been said that the most enjoyable activity is interacting with the local population.Although English is the native language in this British Overseas Dependent Territory, the local dialect contains thousands of words that are often blended together and hidden beneath very strong accents. This adds flair to the Islands' cultural appeal.The Cayman Islands Dictionary(c) was borne of an effort to accentuate some of those unique words so that everyone can learn more about them and enjoy the true beauty of Cayman: the people.Inasmuch as any visitor will enjoy learning more about the Caymanian culture, so will the local residents, who will see their words immortalized for the first time in print. Some will enjoy the unique spellings and pronunciations, while others will learn the true meanings of everyday words such as bobo, tee-dee, ereckleh, flitter, gig, teets, pop head, buck toe, foppish, urr, and hickly-pickly.As the flagship product of the Caymanology Collection(c), this dictionary is the benchmark for future Cayman-centric products that will foster pride and patriotism and preserve its linguistic heritage for generations to come.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781790343676
  • ISBN-10: 1790343674
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: December 2018
  • Page Count: 122
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.26 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.33 pounds


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