Cut Eye Doh Kill | Yuh is ah Trini

Triniglish | Trinididioms Spoken and Explained #41 | Cut Eye Doh Kill | Yuh is ah Trini

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23).

Well, when it comes to throwing a bad eye then Trini is in the running for the side road to the Gates to Heaven. When St. Peter sees Trinis coming the diversion takes you along the road that runs parallel to the road entering heaven but never a pass is obtained because Trini cut eye always have bad intentions. Indeed there is great darkness when ah Trini fashions ah cut eye. So what exactly is ah "Trini cut eye" and what exactly is the meaning of "Cut eye doh kill".

Yuh-see, when ah Trini cut ah bad eye they internalize their feeling in a very negative way - "fuss dey vex". When that happens there is no electricity to light the way, no oxygen to enable the candle to glow and definitely, yuh outa pitch oil for that flambeau". However, have no fear because if 'yuh is ah Trini' then you would be able to translate "that cut eye" and understand that you need to proceed with caution with that person because as we learned earlier, "all skin teet' eh laugh". 

Simply put, "ah cut eye" means to look at someone with anger in your soul (and you know that the eyes mirror your internal feelings) especially when looking from the corner of your eyes is a classic "cut eye", Trini style. 

"Cut eye doh kill simply means that all the angry stares or ill feelings that are directed towards you are simply meaningless and of no consequence to you. In other words, it does not matter how the others express their displeasure (especially with 'the look') nothing will come of it, nothing will happen to you. That "cut eye", the look of anger or look to scare are like words in the wind - meaningless and harmless. 

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