There is a word I want to resurrect in my vocabulary. It’s one I learned about a few years ago and forgot about it…until I was back in Trinidad last week.
If a local invites you for a “lime,” you’re not about to eat a sour fruit, you’re being invited to a party…If you want to chill out on your island vacation, the phrase to know is “limin” which means relaxing and having a good time.
It was explained to me by my host that a long time ago, there was a particular cleaning product made of lime that everyone wanted, but there was short supply of it. So they would line up and wait for hours to get de lime. Thus became the phrase “limin” — hanging out together.
From what I can tell, it can be purposeful or not. If you’re just hanging out with others or by yourself, you’re limin. You are a limer. You lime.
Now if they only had a club called “The Coconut” you could have a lime in The Coconut!
[tags]trinidad, lime, limin[/tags]